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Benzyltriethylammonium borohydride involves in the conversion of alkenes to the anti-Markovnikov alcohols in presence of TMS chloride or TiCl4. It combines with TMS chloride, selectively reduces carboxylic acids to alcohols; esters, lactones, nitro- and chloro-substituents are unaffected. It is used as reducing reagent.
Sundarababu Baskaran; Varsha Gupta; Nallaperumal Chidambaram and Srinivasan Chandrasekaran. A facile conversion of alkenes to alcohols with benzyltriethylammonium borohydride-chlorotrimethylsilane. J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun.1989, 903-904.
Mannathusamy Gopalakrishnan; Thirunavukkarasu Anandabaskaran; Purusothaman Sureshkumar; Jayaraman Thanusu; Arumugam K. Kumaran; Vijayakumar Kanagarajan. Phase-transfer catalysis for the synthesis of hydroxylamines from oximes using benzyltriethylammonium borohydride in methanol and under solid-phase conditions. Mendeleev Communications.2006, 16, 50-51.
In the presence of TMS chloride or TiCl4, converts alkenes to the anti-Markovnikov alcohols in good yield: J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 903 (1989); Tetrahedron Lett., 34, 171 (1993).
In combination with TMS chloride, selectively reduces carboxylic acids to alcohols; esters, lactones, nitro- and chloro-substituents are unaffected: Synth. Commun., 20, 907 (1990). For example and reaction scheme, see 4-Nitrobenzoic acid, A14738. See also Tetra-n-butylammonium borohydride, A17494.
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