Bouveault-Blanc reduction

Bou·​veault-Blanc reduction | \¦büˌvō¦bläⁿ-\

Definition of Bouveault-Blanc reduction 

: a method for the preparation of alcohols from esters and of amines from oximes or nitriles by reduction with metallic sodium in solution in an alcohol (as ethyl alcohol)

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History and Etymology for Bouveault-Blanc reduction

after Louis Bouveault †1909 and Gustave Blanc fl1903 French chemists

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