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Record 1 of 9

Author(s)	: Narasimhan S; Madhavan S; Prasad KG
Title		: A simple alkene-catalyzed reduction of aromatic esters to alcohols by zinc borohydride
Source		: SYNTHETIC COMMUNICATIONS 1997, Vol 27, Iss 3, pp 385-390
Publisher	: MARCEL DEKKER INC

Abstract	: Reactivity of Zn(BH4)(2) was modified by adding cyclohexene to achieve the reduction of 
aromatic esters to alcohols which reaction was not possible previously because of the mild nature of 
the reagent. Functional groups like Cl and nitro were tolerated.

Publisher address	: 270 MADISON AVE, NEW YORK, NY 10016
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Record 2 of 9

Author(s)	: Narasimhan S; Madhavan S; Balakumar R; Swarnalakshmi S
Title		: Unusual reactivity of zinc borohydride - Reduction of amides to amines
Source		: SYNTHETIC COMMUNICATIONS 1997, Vol 27, Iss 3, pp 391-394
Publisher	: MARCEL DEKKER INC

Abstract	: Zinc borohydride reduces secondary amides to the corresponding N-ethyl amines in excellent 
yields.  The reduction requires only stoichiometric quantities of hydride and does not require the 
addition of any Lewis acid. The amides are isolated by simple hydrolysis of the reaction mixture.
 
Publisher address	:	270 MADISON AVE, NEW YORK, NY 10016
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Record 3 of 9

Author(s)	: Narasimhan S; Madhavan S; Prasad KG
Title		: Unusual reactivity of zinc borohydride - Conversion of amino acids to amino alcohols
Source		: SYNTHETIC COMMUNICATIONS 1996, Vol 26, Iss 4, pp 703-706
Publisher	: MARCEL DEKKER INC

Abstract	: Zinc borohydride reduces amino acids with only stoichiometric amounts of hydride to the 
corresponding chiral alcohols in excellent yields  in the absence of any Lewis acid.
  
Publisher address	: 270 MADISON AVE, NEW YORK, NY 10016
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Record 4 of 9

Author(s)	: Narasimhan S; Prasad KG; Madhavan S
Title		: Synthesis of (3Z,13Z)-3,13-octadecadienyl acetate - Sex pheromone of synanthedon tenuis-
			  using readily available C-11-synthon
Source		: INDIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY SECTION B-ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Publisher	: COUNCIL SCIENTIFIC INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

Abstract	: Synthesis of (3Z,13Z)-3,13-octadecadienyl acetate has been achieved from the readily 
available 10-undecen-1-ol using cheaper reagents and less number of steps. In the key step alkylation 
of an alkyne is performed with solid sodamide giving the product in 50% yield. 
The method can be easily scaled-up.
 
Publisher address	: PUBL & INFO DIRECTORATE, NEW DELHI 110012, INDIA
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Record 5 of 9

Author(s)	: NARASIMHAN S; MOHAN H; MADHAVAN S
Title		: ONE-CARBON HOMOLOGATION OF 10-UNDECENYL DERIVATIVES THROUGH PEROXIDE-CATALYZED 
			  ADDITION OF CARBON-TETRACHLORIDE
Source		: INDIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY SECTION B-ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 
Publisher	: COUNCIL SCIENTIFIC INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

Abstract	: A simple and convenient method to prepare the carbon tetrachloride adducts of various 
10-undecenyl derivatives has been reported.

Publisher address : PUBL & INFO DIRECTORATE, NEW DELHI 110012, INDIA
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Record 6 of 9

Author(s)	: NARASIMHAN S; MADHAVAN S; PRASAD KG
Title		: FACILE REDUCTION OF CARBOXYLIC-ACIDS BY ZINC BOROHYDRIDE
Source 		: JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1995, Vol 60, Iss 16, pp 5314-5315
Publisher	: AMER CHEMICAL SOC

Publisher address : PO BOX 57136, WASHINGTON, DC 20037-0136
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Record 7 of 9

Author(s)	: NARASIMHAN S; MOHAN H; MADHAVAN S
Title		: A SIMPLE, COST-EFFECTIVE SYNTHESIS OF E,Z-2,13-OCTADECADIENYL ACETATE, A MAJOR SEX-PHEROMONE 
			  COMPONENT OF LEPIDOPTERAN PESTS
Source 		: INDIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY SECTION B-ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 
Publisher	: COUNCIL SCIENTIFIC INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

Abstract	: A simple, cost effective synthesis of E,Z-2,13-octadecadienyl acetate (1), a major sex pheromone 
component of many lepidopteran pests, has been achieved in optimum number of steps using cheaper raw materials. 
The strategy provides the  target compound in 43% overall yield, and can be scaled up easily.

Publisher address : PUBL & INFO DIRECTORATE, NEW DELHI 110012, INDIA
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Record 8 of 9

Author(s)	: NARASIMHAN S; PRASAD KG; MADHAVAN S
Title		: CALCIUM BOROHYDRIDE - A REAGENT FOR FACILE CONVERSION OF CARBOXYLIC ESTERS TO 
			  ALCOHOLS AND ALDEHYDES
Source     	: SYNTHETIC COMMUNICATIONS 1995, Vol 25, Iss 11, pp 1689-1697
Publisher	: MARCEL DEKKER INC

Abstract	: Calcium borohydride reduces both aliphatic and aromatic esters to alcohols completely in the presence 
of alkene catalysts. The intermediate borates formed during the reduction of aromatic esters are converted to 
aldehydes with aqueous  NaOCl in good yields.

Publisher address : 270 MADISON AVE, NEW YORK, NY 10016
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Record 9 of 9

Author(s)	: NARASIMHAN S; PRASAD KG; MADHAVAN S
Title		: REMARKABLE REGIOSELECTIVE HYDROBORATION OF TERMINAL ALKENES BY CALCIUM BOROHYDRIDE
Source     	: TETRAHEDRON LETTERS 1995, Vol 36, Iss 7, pp 1141-1144
Publisher	: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD

Abstract	: Calcium borohydride is found to hydroborate unsaturated systems in the presence of ethyl 
acetate. The reaction exhibits remarkable selectivity towards terminal double bonds. Several 
Z-11-alken-1-ol pheromones are synthesized using this method.
 
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