Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society vol. 22, no. 11, pp. 1213 - 1216
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1,2-Diketones, camphorquinone and 1-phenyl-1,2-propanedione, are converted to the corresponding α-hydroxyketones in moderate to good yields by TiO2-catalyzed photochemical reactions in deoxygenated alcoholic media. The reduction yield for 1-phenyl-1,2-propanedione is considerably increased by addition of water or triethylamine.