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Ionic Hydrogenation with Triethylsilane-Trifluoroacetic Acid-Ammonium Fluoride or Triethylsilane-Pyridinium Poly(hydrogen fluoride)1
08 March 2002 (online)
Trifluoroacetic acid induced ionic hydrogenation of organic compounds (e.g., ketones, alcohols, alkenes) with triethylsilane as a reducing agent is improved by the addition of ammonium fluoride, making separation of the products easier due to the formation of volatile fluorotriethylsilane. Similarly triethylsilane-pyridinium poly(hydrogen fluoride) is found to be a highly efficient novel ionic hydrogenation system.