On the mechanism of deoxygenation of secondary alcohols by tin hydride reduction of methyl xanthates and other thiocarbonyl derivatives

Derek H.R. Barton, Jang Doo Ok, Joseph Cs Jaszberenyi

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The room temperature deoxygenation of xanthates and thionocarbonates using (n-Bu) 3Sn-H - Et3B - air has been studied, especially with 119Sn N.M.R. spectroscopy. The original conception of tin radical attack on thiocarbonyl is confirmed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3991-3994
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 1990


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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