(Chemical Equation Presented) 1,2,4-trioxepanes, readily prepared and easily handled derivatives of aldehydes and ketones, are stable to a variety of synthetic conditions and yet easily deblocked with Zn/HOAc or Mg/MeOH to regenerate the parent carbonyl. Trioxepanes may provide an alternative to 1,3-dithianes for acid-stable protection of carbonyl groups.
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