Selective reduction of isoxazoles with samarium diiodide

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Samarium diiodide is an efficient reagent for the reductive cleavage of the ON bond of isoxazoles. Olefins, esters, and acetals are stable to the reaction conditions, benzylic halides and aldehydes are not.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5009-5012
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number48
StatePublished - 1982


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