ORGLIST:Different BH3 sources, different reactivity?

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From: Andrea Giordano (giordano$##$embl.de)
Date: Fri Mar 12 2004 - 09:08:10 EST


Hi all,

may BH3-THF and BH3-NMe3 have different reactivity?
The former has been described capable of reducing methoximes to primary amines
(JOC, 34, 1969). The latter, commercially described as "stable and convenient
source of borane", in my hands doesn't work at all.
Any clue?
Cheers.

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Andrea Giordano, PhD student 
Schultz group (Bioorganic chemistry of signaling molecules)
http://www-db.embl-heidelberg.de/jss/emblGroups/g_162.html
Gene Expression Program
European Molecular Biology Laboratory
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69117 Heidelberg, Germany
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