Reactions of diorganoytterbium compounds with ketones and aldehydes

G. B. Deacon, T. D. Tuong

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Reactions of the diorganolanthanoids R2Yb (R = PhCC or C6F5) with aldehydes (R′CHO) and ketones (R′2CO) (R = Me or Ph) followed by hydrolysis generally gives the alcohols RR′CH(OH) or RR′2COH, but, with benzophenone, reduction giving benzopinacol either competes (R = PhCC) or is predominant (R = C6F5). 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-6
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jan 1981

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