Rhodium (Chief Bee)
09-03-02 00:35
No 351975
      NaBH4/NiCl2 reduction of arylacetonitriles to PEAs  Bookmark   

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    starlight
(Hive Bee)
09-03-02 11:30
No 352203
      interesting that no sonication necessary  Bookmark   

whereas sonication was necessary to get decent yields when reducing P2NPs.

Are nitriles easier to reduce than nitropropenes?

Or is it using dry reagents for the reaction?

Or both?
 
 
 
 
    Rhodium
(Chief Bee)
09-03-02 12:50
No 352217
      Nitriles are much easier to reduce than ...  Bookmark   

Nitriles are much easier to reduce than nitroalkenes.