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The Chemical Educator

ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)

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Abstract Volume 22 (2017) pp 185-186

Ultrasound-Induced Synthesis of Optically Active 3-Hydroxy b-Lactams Via Catalytic Transfer Hydrogenation

Indrani Banik and Bimal K. Banik†,‡,*

Department of Molecular Pathology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., TX 77030, USA;Community Health Systems of South Texas; 3135 S. Sugar Road, Edinburg, TX 78539, USA,
Received July 14, 2017. Accepted September 9, 2017.

Published: 25 October 2017

Abstract. An expeditious method for the preparation of optically active 3-hydroxy β-lactams is developed via ultrasound-induced ammonium formate and palladium carbon-mediated catalytic transfer hydrogenation reaction of the corresponding benzyl ethers.

Key Words: Laboratories and Demonstrations; organic chemistry; ultrasound; hydroxy b-lactam; optically active; catalytic transfer hydrogenation

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