The stereochemistry of organometallic compounds. Part VIII. Stereochemistry of reduction of some tricarbonyl(arylcycloalkanone)-chromiums

W. R. Jackson, T. R B Mitchell

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The reduction of tricarbonyl(indan-1-one and tetral-1-one)chromiums with lithium aluminium hydride in ether and with sodium borohydride in pyridine gives almost exclusively (≥97%) the cis-tricarbonyl(arylcycloalkanol) chromium. Reduction of tricarbonyl(tetral-2-one)chromium gives up to 7% of the trans-alcohol. Steric rather than electronic factors are considered to be responsible for this stereoselectivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1228-1230
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society B: Physical Organic
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1969
Externally publishedYes

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