debenzylation

debenzylation

[dē‚ben·zə′lā·shən]
(organic chemistry)
Removal from a molecule of the benzyl group.
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In the present study we monitored CYP3A4 activity by the debenzylation of luciferin 6' benzyl ether into luciferase substrate.
Catalytic hydrogenation of 3 affected both debenzylation and the desired partial reduction of the furanone ring system to produce 5, a formal precursor to 1 (Saniere et al.
Following debenzylation, they were converted to HC1 salts.