Environmentally Friendly Organic Synthesis Using Bismuth Compounds: Bismuth(III) Iodide Catalyzed Deprotection of Acetals in Water

Ram S. Mohan, Aaron D. Bailey, Ashvin R. Baru, Kendall K. Tashe

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The chemoselective deprotection of a wide range of acetals and ketals in water is catalyzed by bismuth(III) iodide. Bismuth(III) compounds are remarkably nontoxic and hence are attractive as environmentally friendly catalysts.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalTetrahedron Letters
StatePublished - 2008


  • Organic Chemistry

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