Conversion of thioacetals to alkanes using Raney Nickel

by James

Description: Thioacetals can be desulfurized to give alkanes through the use of Raney nickel (“Ra-Ni”)
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naveen kumar March 9, 2012 at 6:08 am

why the catalists are pyroporic in nature,while pure metals are not


james March 9, 2012 at 1:48 pm

They’re pyrophoric because Raney Nickel has adsorbed hydrogen on it, as well as high surface area. So oxygen from the atmosphere will ignite the hydrogen, this leads to heat and spontaneous combustion.


Stanton de Riel January 16, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Please correct: the “Alkylation of enamines” link also directs to this page.


james January 17, 2013 at 12:06 pm

thank you!


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