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Birch reductions at room temperature with alkali metals in silica gel (Na2K-SG(I))

Birch reductions at room temperature with alkali metals in silica gel (Na2K-SG(I))

Journal of Organic Chemistry 74(16): 5790-5792

Alkali metals in silica gel (the Na(2)K-SG(I) reagent) cleanly effect Birch reductions of substrates with at least two or more aromatic rings. The reaction conditions are alcohol-free, ammonia-free, and achieve excellent yields and high selectivities at room temperature.

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Accession: 051823817

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PMID: 19583206

DOI: 10.1021/jo900904f

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