oa South African Journal of Chemistry - Zn(BH)/2NaCl : a novel reducing system for efficient reduction of organic carbonyl compounds to their corresponding alcohols : research article

Volume 66, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0379-4350



Zn(BH)/2NaCl, obtained by the reaction of ZnCl and NaBH, is a stable, efficient and selective reducing system in dry-THF. The Zn(BH)/2NaCl system (0.5-1 mmol) reduces a variety of carbonyl compounds to their corresponding alcohols in CHCN at room temperature in high to excellent yields.

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