A novel reduction of activated olefins by lithium amides

Uri Melamed, Ben Ami Feit*

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Activated olefins of the type Ph2C=CXY (X and Y being electronegative substituents) reacted in tetrahydrofuran a low temperature with lithium amides having a hydrogen atom at C-α, to give the corresponding saturated derivatives. The reduction took place by a transfer of a hydride ion from the amide to the activated double bond.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1267-1269
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1
StatePublished - 1980


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