Reduction vs. acetalisation of some carbonyl compounds by means of methylselenol and Lewis acids

A. Cravador, A. Krief, L. Hevesi

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Aliphatic ketones and aromatic carbonyl compounds on reaction with methylselenol and a Lewis acid, are shown to undergo acetalisation and/or reduction to methyl selenide, the unexpected reduction reaction being predominant in most cases.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)451
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1980


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