Monatshefte für Chemie / Chemical Monthly

, Volume 116, Issue 10, pp 1233–1236 | Cite as

Reduktion 4-substituierter Acetophenone mittels Hefe

Kurze Mitteilung
  • Günter Eichberger
  • Kurt Faber
  • Herfried Griengl
Organische Chemie Und Biochemie

Reduction of 4-substituted acetophenones by yeast (short communication)


The velocity of reduction of 4-substituted acetophenones by baker's yeast is decreased by electron donating substituents. The steric course, however, is little influenced and (S)-1-arylethanols2 are generally formed with over 90% enantiomeric excess.


Stereoselective reduction (S)-1-Phenylethanol Yeast 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Günter Eichberger
    • 1
  • Kurt Faber
    • 1
  • Herfried Griengl
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Organische ChemieTechnische Universität GrazGrazÖsterreich

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