Alkyl halides and tosylates are reduced with CrCl2 in the presence of a catalytic amount of vitamin B12 or cobalt phthalocyanine to give alkylchromium reagents, which add to aldehydes without affecting the coexisting ketone or ester groups.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Organic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry