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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2, Issue 3, Pages 203-206

Pinacol Coupling Reaction of Benzaldehyde Mediated by TiCl3-Zn in Basic Media Under Ultrasound Irradiation

Wang Shu-Xiang, Wang Ke, and L Ji-Tai

College of Chemistry and Environmental Science, Hebei University; Key Laboratory of Analytical Science and Technology, Hebei Province, Baoding-071002, China

Received 5 May 2005; Accepted 31 May 2005

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Pinacol coupling of benzaldehyde mediated by TiCl3-Zn in basic media under ultrasound irradiation can lead to the corresponding pinacol rapidly. The optimum reaction condition is chosen.