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Conversion of thioacetals to alkanes using Raney Nickel

Description: Thioacetals can be desulfurized to give alkanes through the use of Raney nickel (“Ra-Ni”)
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4 thoughts on “Conversion of thioacetals to alkanes using Raney Nickel

    1. 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.

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