Sodium triacetoxyborohydride has emerged as one of the reagents used most frequently for carrying out reductive amination of carbonyl compounds, a reaction that is also known as reductive alkylation of amines. A disadvantage of sodium triacetoxyborohydride is its poor solubility, and that product isolation requires an aqueous quench followed by liquid-liquid extraction and column chromatography.
Biotage® MP-Triacetoxyborohydride was developed to perform in a manner similar to that of sodium triacetoxyborohydride, while simplifying reagent handling and product purification. Moreover, for many of these reactions, a scavenger resin may be added for one-pot purification of the product.
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