Phase-transfer catalysis in reduction by lithium aluminium hydride

Vladimir Gevorgyan, Edmunds Lukevics

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Ketones, alkyl and aryl halides, nitriles, and amides undergo reduction with lithium aluminium hydride in the solid LiAlH4-hydrocarbon two-phase system in the presence of typical phase-transfer catalysts (crown ethers and quaternary ammonium salts), the reaction being characterized by good yields; solubilization of lithium aluminium hydride in non-polar solvents is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1234-1235
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number18
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

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  • Molecular Medicine


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