Monthly Archives: June 2014

Mukaiyama Oxidation

Mukaiyama Oxidation

General Characteristics The Swern oxidation is relatively clean and practical but also associated with such problems as the generation of carbon monoxide and dimethylsulfide and the requirement of ...

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Corey-Bakshi-Shibata (CBS) Reduction

Corey-Bakshi-Shibata (CBS) Reduction

General Characteristics The asymmetric reduction of ketones catalyzed by the chiral oxazaborolidine (derived from proline) is called the Corey-Bakshi-Shibata (CBS) reduction. The reaction has a wide ...

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Barton-McCombie Deoxygenation

Barton-McCombie Deoxygenation

General Characteristics The free radical-mediated deoxygenation of alcohol compounds after the formation of thiocarbonyl intermediates is known as the Barton-MacCombie deoxygenation. This reaction is ...

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Monowave300, a new Microwave Reactor

Monowave300, a new Microwave Reactor

Those reactions that just won’t proceed…Can’t I brute force this to go? If you’re pondering the above question, then there may be an interesting solution for you. On this post I’d like to ...

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The “poison gases” inside you

The “poison gases” inside you

What do you imagine when you hear the word “poison gases”? I suppose you thought about things such as chemical weapons and volcanic gases, which are dangerous and are substances that you would rather ...

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Ruthenium Tetroxide (RuO4)

Ruthenium Tetroxide (RuO4)

General Characteristics Ruthenium tetroxide is a very strong oxidizing agent capable of even oxidative cleavage of benzene rings and olefins. The reagent can therefore be thought of as an alternative ...

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