Scandium(III) trifluoromethanesulfonate-catalysed reductive Friedel-Crafts benzylation of aromatic compounds using arenecarbaldehydes and propane-1,3-diol

Teruhisa Tsuchimoto, Tamejiro Hiyama, Shin Ichi Fukuzawa

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Scandium(III) trifluoromethanesulfonate catalyses the Friedel-Crafts benzylation of aromatic compounds with arenecarbaldehydes and propane-1,3-diol to produce, through a clean redox process, diarylmethanes in high to excellent yields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2345-2346
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996


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