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March 2004


Published in J. Org. Chem., 69 (8), 2851 -2852, 2004.
10.1021/jo035191d S0022-3263(03)05191-0
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Magnesium in methanol is an effective reagent for the chemoselective reduction of peroxides, including ozonides. Mg/MeOH is significantly more reactive than Me2S or PPh3 and somewhat more reactive than Zn/HOAc

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