Selective reductions with stable indium trihydride reagents

C. D. Abernethy, M. L. Cole, A. J. Davies, C. Jones

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The carbene and tertiary phosphine adducts of indane, [InH3{CN(Mes)C2H2N(Mes)}] and [InH3{P(C6H11)3}] (Mes = 2,4,6-trimethylphenyl), have been used to reduce unsaturated organic functionalities. The success and selectivity of these reductions relative to those carried out with lighter group 13 hydride complexes is discussed. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7567-7570
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Carbene
  • Indium hydride
  • Phosphine
  • Selective reduction

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