Free-Radical Carbonylation Using a Zn(Cu) Induced Reduction System

Shinji Tsunoi, Ilhyong Ryu*, Hiroshi Fukushima, Minoru Tanaka, Mitsuo Komatsu, Noboru Sonoda

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Carbonylation of organic iodides (RI) was studied using the Zn(Cu) reduction system. Carbonylation products, including aldehydes, unsymmetrical ketones, and cyclopentanone derivatives, were obtained by this procedure. The degree of success was diverse, depending on the structure of RI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1249-1251
Number of pages3
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1995


  • 4+1 radical annulation
  • Zn(Cu)
  • formylation
  • free-radical carbonylation

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