Russian Chemical Bulletin

, Volume 48, Issue 8, pp 1530–1532 | Cite as

ZrCl4-Catalyzed scission of ethylene acetals with organoaluminum compounds

  • O. S. Vostrikova
  • Yu. T. Gafarova
  • V. A. Dokichev
  • S. S. Zlotskii
Organic Chemistry


Ethylene acetals and ethylene ketals undergo reductive scission under the action of Bui 2AlH in the presence of catalytic amounts of ZrCl4. With Et3Al and Bui 3Al, reductive alkylation also occurs.

Key words

organoaluminum compounds cyclic acetals zirconium complexes catalysis by metal complexes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. S. Vostrikova
    • 1
  • Yu. T. Gafarova
    • 2
  • V. A. Dokichev
    • 1
  • S. S. Zlotskii
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Organic ChemistryUfa Research Center of the Russian Academy of SciencesUfaRussian Federation
  2. 2.Research Institute (of Fine Chemical Products and Reagents) “Reactiv”UfaRussian Federation

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