Proline-promoted dehydroxylation of α-ketols

Yelena Mostinski, David Lankri, Yana Konovalov, Riva Nataf, Dmitry Tsvelikhovsky

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A new single-step proline-potassium acetate promoted reductive dehydroxylation of α-ketols is reported. We introduce the unexplored reactivity of proline and, for the first time, reveal its ability to function as a reducing agent. The developed metal-free and open-flask operation generally results in good yields. Our protocol allows the challenging selective dehydroxylation of hydroxyketones without affecting other functional groups.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)9345-9350
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Science
Issue number40
StatePublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry


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