Clemmensen Reduction of Ketones/Aldehydes to Alkanes
Description: Addition of zinc amalgam, Zn(Hg) and acid to a ketone results in an alkane. This is called the Clemmensen reduction.
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Org. Synth. 1935, 15, 64
DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.015.0064
Org. Synth. 1940, 20, 57
DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.020.0057
Org. Synth. 1953, 33, 17
DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.033.0017
Org. Synth. 1973, 53, 86
DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.053.0086