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Molecules 2008, 13(10), 2652-2658; doi:10.3390/molecules13102652
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Diastereoselective Synthesis of Cyclopentanediols by InCl3/Al Mediated Intramolecular Pinacol Coupling Reaction in Aqueous Media

2, 1, 1 and 1,*
1 Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310027, P.R. China 2 Zhejiang Hisun Pharm. Co. Ltd. Taizhou, 318000, P.R. China
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 2 August 2008 / Revised: 14 October 2008 / Accepted: 15 October 2008 / Published: 27 October 2008
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Abstract

A “green” and practical intramolecular pinacol coupling reaction promoted by InCl3/Al catalysts in aqueous media has been developed. Under mild conditions, a novel class of polysubstituted cyclopentane-1,2-diols have been obtained with excellent diastereoselectivity.
Keywords: Intramolecular; Pinacol coupling; Indium; Aluminium; Aqueous media Intramolecular; Pinacol coupling; Indium; Aluminium; Aqueous media
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Chen, Y.; Wan, J.; Wang, C.; Sun, C. Diastereoselective Synthesis of Cyclopentanediols by InCl3/Al Mediated Intramolecular Pinacol Coupling Reaction in Aqueous Media. Molecules 2008, 13, 2652-2658.

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