Reduction of β-dicarbonyl compounds with sodium borohydride

  • N. K. Levchenko
  • G. M. Segal'
  • I. V. Torgov
Organic and Biological Chemistry


The reduction of the monoethylene ketals of cyclicβ-diketones and the enol acetates ofβ-diketones with sodium borohydride is stereospecific, but proceeds with the formation of different isomers of the hydroxy ketals.


Sodium Acetate Enol Borohydride Sodium Borohydride 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. K. Levchenko
    • 1
  • G. M. Segal'
    • 1
  • I. V. Torgov
    • 1
  1. 1.M. M. Shemyakin Institute of the Chemistry of Natural CompoundsAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscow

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