What is the pinacolization of ketones

Reductive Coupling of Carbonyl Compounds to Pinacols with Zinc in THF-Saturated Aqueous Ammonium Chloride

  • Rahim Hekmatshoar
  • Issa Yavari
  • Yahya S. Beheshtiha
  • Majid M. Heravi
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Summary.

 In the presence of metallic zinc, aldehydes and ketones experience reductive coupling in tetrahydrofuran-saturated aqueous ammonium chloride (5:3) to afford the corresponding pinacols in moderate to high yields.

Keywords. Carbonyl compounds; Pinacols; Zinc; Pinacolization; Carbon-carbon bond formation. 

Received October 23, 2000. Accepted (revised) December 12, 2000

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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rahim Hekmatshoar
  • Issa Yavari
  • Yahya S. Beheshtiha
  • Majid M. Heravi
  1. 1. Department of Chemistry, School of Science, Azzahra University, Vanak, Tehran, IranIR
  2. 2. Department of Chemistry, University of Tarbiat Modarres, Tehran, IranIR