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Esters can be converted aldehydes using diisobutylaluminum hydride (DIBAH).

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  • Introduction

    Esters can be converted to aldehydes using diisobutylaluminum hydride (DIBAH). The reaction is usually carried out at -78 oC to prevent reaction with the aldehyde product.

    General Reaction

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    Example 1:

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    Contributors

    Prof. Steven Farmer (Sonoma State University)