Zinc-catalyzed reduction of aldehydes with a hydrosilane leading to symmetric ethers and silyl ethers

Norio Sakai, Yoshifumi Nonomura, Reiko Ikeda, Takeo Konakahara

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The efficient reductive etherification of aromatic or aliphatic aldehydes using a reducing system that combines Zn(OTf) 2 with either TMDS or Et 3 SiH is described. The present reducing system can also be applied to the hydrosilylation of aromatic aldehydes having either a strong electron-withdrawing group or a pyridine ring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-491
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2013

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