Certain B-alkyl-9-borabicyclo[3.3.1]nonanes, in contrast to the corresponding trialkylboranes, reduce benzaldehyde to benzyl alcohol under exceptionally mild conditions. Concurrently, the B-alkyl group is transformed into an olefin. A cyclic process is proposed for this reaction.
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- Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Materials Science (miscellaneous)
- Materials Chemistry