J. Iran. Chem. Soc., Vol. 8, No. 2 June 2011, pp.570~573.

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Palladium Chloride-Catalyzed Reductive Cleavage of Benzylic Acetal, Ketal and Ether Compounds with Triethylsilane

M. Mirza-Aghayana,*, R. Boukherroubb, M. Rahimifarda and R. Zadmarda

aChemistry and Chemical Engineering Research Center of Iran (CCERCI), P. O. BOX 14335-186, Tehran, Iran
bInstitut de Recherche Interdisciplinaire (IRI, USR 3078), Parc de la Haute Borne, 50 Avenue de Halley- BP 70478, 59658 Villeneuve d'Ascq, France

Reductive cleavage of benzylic acetal, ketal and ether compounds to the corresponding alkanes using triethylsilane and a catalytic amount of palladium(II) chloride is described. The reductive reaction took place under mild conditions, affording high yields of the corresponding alkane compounds in short reaction times.

Keywords: Reduction, Acetals, Ketals, Ethers, Palladium(II) chloride, Triethylsilane, Alkanes

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