An efficient and selective method for hydrolysis of acetonides

X. Xiao, D. Bai

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Acetonide was selectively and efficiently cleaved with cerium (III) chloride heptahydrate and oxalic acid in acetonitrile. This method was found to be of good functionalities compatibility with such acid sensitive groups as Tr, PMB, TBDMS, TBDPS, OAc, OBz, OTs, OTf.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)535-537
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Acetonides
  • Cerium (III) chloride
  • Diols
  • Oxalic acid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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