Synlett 1994; 1994(10): 861-862
DOI: 10.1055/s-1994-23034
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One Step α-Deoxygenation of Unprotected Aldonolactones using Samarium Diiodide-THF/H2O System - A New Synthesis of 2-Deoxy-D-Ribose

Stephen Hanessian* , Christian Girard
  • *Department of Chemistry, Université de Montréal, P.O.Box 6128, Station A, Montréal, (Québec), H3C 3J7, CANADA
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22 March 2002 (online)

The use of SmI2 in THF/H2O system effects a straightforward α-deoxygenation reaction of unprotected tetrono- and pentonolactones providing a facile access to their 2-deoxy analogs.