Master Organic Chemistry Reaction Guide

Conversion of acid chlorides to aldehydes using LiAlH(O-tBu)3

Description: Addition of the bulky reducing agent lithium tri-t-butoxy aluminum hydride [LiAlH(O-tBu)3] to acid chlorides results in the formation of aldehydes.

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Real-Life Example:
Org. Synth. 1973, 53, 52
DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.053.0052

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2 thoughts on “Conversion of acid chlorides to aldehydes using LiAlH(O-tBu)3

    1. Not in one step, no. You’d need to oxidize it to a carboxylic acid and then convert it to the acid chloride. Those are two different steps.

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