Aluminium-mediated reductive dimerization of aromatic dialdehydes

Daniel A. Sahade, Takatoshi Kawaji, Tsuyoshi Sawada, Shuntaro Mataka, Thies Thiemann, Takehito Tsukinoki, Masashi Tashiro

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Pinacol coupling reaction of several aromatic dialdehydes 1a-d using inexpensive aluminum powder as a reductive reagent in aqueous NaOH-methanol media afforded dimeric compounds 2a-d as main products, in which only one carbonyl group of 1 was reduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-211
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Chemical Research - Part S
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry


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