Hydrogenolysis of dioxolane-type diphenylmethylene acetals by a1cih2 to axial diphenylmethyl ethers

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A series of dioxolane-type diphenylmethylene acetals of pyranosides was converted into axial diphenylrnethyl ethers in high yield using AIC1H2 as the reducing agent. AlH3 did not cleave the acetals, A1C12H regenerated both hydroxyl groups, and the intermediate diphenylmethyl ethers were also the substrates of this reagent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-200
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Carbohydrate Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1993


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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