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Note | Regular issue | Vol 78, No. 6, 2009, pp.1541-1548
Published online, 2nd February, 2009
DOI: 10.3987/COM-08-11603
Tetrahydropyrimidine Derivatives as Efficient Organic Reductants for Transfer Hydrogenation

Yongbin Zhang, Guofu Zhou, and Wei Guo*

*School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shanxi University, Taiyuan 030006, China


Two six-membered heterocyclic organic reductants, 1-acetyl-2,3-dimethyltetrahydropyrimidine (ADMP) and 1-tosyl-2,3-dimethyltetrahydropyrimidine (TDMP), were designed and synthesized for transfer hydrogenation. It was shown that both the two reductants could directly reduce a variety of aldehydes and imines to the corresponding saturated products in good yields.