Ketoximes undergo facile deprotection in acetone-H20 (9: 1) in the presence 01' 0.5 equivalents of Bi(N03h•5H20. Bismuth(III) nitrate is relatively non-toxic, insensitive to air and inexpensive. These features coupled with the use of a relatively nontoxic solvent system make this method an attractive alternative to existing routes for deprotection of ketoximes.
Mohan, Ram; Nattier, Bryce; and Eash, Kyle, "Deprotection of Ketoximes Using Bismuth(III) Nitrate Pentahydrate" (2001). Scholarship. 36.