Reduction of ketones to corresponding alcohols with magnesium metal in absolute alcohols

Ji Young Kim, Hak D. Kim, Min Jung Seo, Hyoung Rae Kim, Zaesung No, Deok-Chan Ha, Ge Hyeong Lee

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Various aliphatic and aromatic ketones are treated with 10 equiv of magnesium metal in absolute methanol or ethanol to afford corresponding alcohols in very high yields at room temperature within 12 h.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-12
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 2


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery

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