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???


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.


Rajarshi Banerjee November 5, 2012 at 5:54 am

Or we could just perform a clemmensen reduction


Samar Aftab April 30, 2014 at 3:26 pm

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?


James May 5, 2014 at 4:55 pm

No difference – they’re the same thing.


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