Reductions with Copper Hydride. New Preparative and Mechanistic Aspects

M. F. Semmelhack, R. D. Stauffer

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Simple copper hydride reagents are described which reduce conjugated carbonyl compounds to the saturated derivatives; a special effect of added sec-butyl alcohol allows reduction of acrylates and labeling experiments establish the sources of the added hydrogens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3619-3621
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number24
StatePublished - Nov 1 1975
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organic Chemistry


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