Magnesium/Methanol: An Effective Reducing Agent for Peroxides

Peng Dai, Patrick H. Dussault, Tony K. Trullinger

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Magnesium in methanol is an effective reagent for the chemoselective reduction of peroxides, including ozonides. Mg/MeOH is significantly more reactive than Me2S or PPh3 and somewhat more reactive than Zn/HOAc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2851-2852
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 16 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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