Chemistry Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-18-2007

Journal

Synthesis

Issue

4

First Page

511

Last Page

514

URL with Digital Object Identifier

10.1055/s-2008-1032141

Notes

The direct reduction of esters to their corresponding ethers has been achieved using the Lewis acid BF2OTf·OEt2 generated via anionic redistribution between TMSOTf and BF3·OEt2 with triethylsilane acting as the reducing agent. Isolated yields of up to 71% have been obtained with the corresponding alcohol as the only side product.


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