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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 29, Number 12
BKCSDE 29(12)
December 20, 2008 

 
Title
Reaction of Sodium Cyanoaluminum Hydride with Selected Organic Compounds Containing Representative Functional Groups
Author
Jin Soon Cha*, Se Jin Yu, Min Young Roh, Ja Eun Yi, Seung Jin Park, Oh Oun Kwon
Keywords
Sodium cyanoaluminum hydride, Selective reduction, Organic functional groups, Systematic reduction study
Abstract
Sodium cyanoaluminum hydride (SCAH) was prepared by the reaction of aluminum hydride and sodium cyanide in tetrahydrofuran at room temperature, and the approximate rates and stoichiometry of the reaction with selected organic compounds containing representative functional groups under the standardized conditions (tetrahydrofuran, 0 oC) were studied in order to define the reducing characteristics of the reagent for selective reductions. The reducing ability of SCAH was also compared with that of the parent sodium aluminum hydride (SAH). Generally the reducing power of SCAH appears to be weaker than that of the parent SAH. However, the reduction patterns of both reagents are quite similar. Thus, the reagent readily reduces carbonyl compounds, epoxides, amides, nitriles, carboxylic acids and their acyl derivatives to the corresponding alcohols or amines.
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2379 - 2382
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