Acronyms of Common Reagents and Solvents

AIBN = azobisisobutyronitrile





9-BBN = 9-borobicyclo[3.3.1]nonane





BHT = butylated hydroxy toluene





BINAP = 2,2′-bis(diphenylphosphino)-1,1′-binaphthyl (both R– and S-)





DABCO = 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane





DBN = 1,5-diazabicyclo[4.3.0]non-5-ene





DBU = 1,5-diazabicyclo[5.4.0]undec-7-ene





DCC = dicyclohexylcarbodiimide





DEAD = diethyl azodicarboxylate





DIBAL, DIBAL-H = diisobutylaluminum hydride





DHP = dihydropyran





DME = 1,2-dimethoxyethane





DMF = N,N-dimethylformamide





DMS = dimethylsulfide





DMSO = dimethylsulfoxide





HMPA = hexamethylphosphoramide





HMPT = hexamethylphosphorus triamide





LAH = lithium aluminumhydride





LDA = lithium diisopropylamide





mCPBA = meta-chloroperbenzoic acid





MTBE = tert-butyl methyl ether





MTPA = α-methoxy-α-trifluoromethylphenylactic acid or Mosher’s acid (both R– and S-)





NBS = N-bromosuccinimide





NCS = N-chlorosuccinimide





PCC = pyridinum chlorochromate





PDC = pyridinium dichromate





PTSA = para-toluenesulfonic acid or tosic acid





TBHP = tert-butyl hydroperoxide





TFA = trifluoroacetic acid





THF – tetrahydrofuran





THP = tetrahydrophyran





TPP = triphenylphosphene





TMS = tetramethylsilane





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