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Organic Chemistry International
Volume 2013, Article ID 127585, 5 pages
Research Article

Regioselective and Chemoselective Reduction of , -Unsaturated Carbonyl Compounds by /Ba as a Reducing System

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Mahabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mahabad 59135-443, Iran

Received 24 February 2013; Revised 12 April 2013; Accepted 12 April 2013

Academic Editor: Robert Salomon

Copyright © 2013 Mina Mohamadi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


, -unsaturated aldehydes and ketones are regioselectively reduced to the corresponding allylic alcohols with /Ba system in CH3CN. This system is also efficient for the chemoselective reduction of enals in the presence of enones at room temperature.