Zinc-catalyzed chemoselective reduction of esters to alcohols

Shoubhik Das, Konstanze Möller, Kathrin Junge, Matthias Beller

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Economical alcohols! A general and chemoselective catalytic reduction of esters to alcohols using inexpensive zinc acetate and silanes has been developed. The operational simplicity and the high functional group tolerance, without the need for protecting and deprotecting steps, make this procedure particularly attractive for organic synthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7414-7417
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number27
StatePublished - 27 Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • alcohols
  • catalysis
  • chemoselectivity
  • reduction
  • zinc


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