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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 19, No. 8, 1982, pp.1371-1374
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1982-08-1371
A Novel Procedure for the Reduction of Epoxides with Sodium Borohydride

Kenso Soai, Atsuhiro Ookawa, Hidekazu Oyamada, and Masako Takase

*Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Science University of Tokyo, Kagurazaka 1-3, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8601, Japan


Epoxides were reduced to alcohols in good to high yield with a reducing system of sodium borohydride-t-butyl alcohol-methanol. The system had an excellent functional group selectivity.