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1st Edition

Reduction in Organic Synthesis

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ISBN 9781466572393
Published September 14, 2012 by CRC Press
145 Pages

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Book Description

Reduction plays a crucial role in organic synthesis. A large number of organic syntheses involve reduction at some stage. This volume presents the array of reducing agents and their applications in reductions. A number of reagents of importance are described in great detail. The book also includes reduction of specific types of organic compounds.

Table of Contents


Different Types of Reducing Agents
Catalytic Hydrogenation
Hydride-Transfer Reagents
Dissolving Metal Reductions
Nonmetallic Reducing Agents

Reduction of Specific Types of Organic Compounds
Reduction of Hydrocarbons
Reduction of Alcohols And Phenols
Reduction of Aldehydes
Reduction of Ketones
Reduction of Carboxylic Acids And Its Derivatives
Reduction of Nitro Compounds
Reduction of Nitriles


Enzymatic Or Microbial Reduction

Same Reductions Under Benign Conditions
Reduction of Carbon-Carbon Double Bonds
Reduction of Carbon-Carbon Triple Bonds
Reduction of Carbonyl Compounds
Reduction of Esters
Reduction of Aromatic Rings
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Prof. V.K. Ahluwalia is a visiting faculty at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Centre for Biomedical Research, University of Delhi, India. He has also been associated with Prof. Herbert C. Brown, Nobel Laureate. His overall teaching experience is more than four decades.