Bouveault aldehyde synthesis

What is Bouveault aldehyde synthesis?

The Bouveault aldehyde synthesis involves the use of Grignard reagents or organic lithium reagents on N,N-disubstituted formamides to yield the corresponding aldehydes.

Bouveault aldehyde synthesis - general reaction scheme
Bouveault aldehyde synthesis

References

L. Bouveault, Bull. Soc. Chim. France, 31, 1306, 1322 (1904)

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