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 September 28, 2012 at 9:41 pm

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

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james September 30, 2012 at 9:12 am

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 November 5, 2012 at 5:54 am

Or we could just perform a clemmensen reduction

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