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The regiospecificity of di-imide reduction of an alkene.

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Not a few posts on this blog dissect the mechanisms of well known text-book reactions. But one reaction type where there are few examples on these pages are reductions. These come in three types; using electrons, using a hydride anion and using di-hydrogen. Here I first take a closer look at the third type, and in particular di-hydrogen asĀ delivered from di-imide.