Reduction of aromatic ketones to alkanes with Pd/C and hydrogen

by James

Description: When treated with a metal catalyst such as palladium (Pd) or platinum (Pt) and hydrogen gas (H2) ketones next to aromatic groups are converted into alkanes.
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orlando

now, how can i get an alkane from an aldehyde???

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james

You could reduce it to the alcohol, convert to an alkyl halide and then convert to a Grignard followed by acid treatment.

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Rajarshi Banerjee

Or we could just perform a clemmensen reduction

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Samar Aftab

What is the difference between H2, Pd and H2, Pd/C/

Does H2, Pd only reduce ketones to alkanes?

Does H2, Pd/C reduce alkenes to alkanes?

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James

No difference – they’re the same thing.

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