ORGLIST:synthesis of 3,4 dihydroxy benzyl alcohol

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From: Akila Venkataramanan (avramanan_2002$##$hotmail.com)
Date: Fri May 21 2004 - 23:47:51 EDT


Hi all
Can anyone tell me how to synthesize 3,4 dihydroxybenzyl alcohol in good
yield. I am getting very low yields when I reduce the aldehyde with sodium
borohydride and the ester with LAH. Do I need to protect the OH groups?
Thanks
Akhila

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