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Reduction in Organic Synthesis

1st Edition

By V. K. Ahluwalia

CRC Press

145 pages

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pub: 2012-09-14
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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

Suggested Readings

About the Author

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Organic
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical