Bouveault-Blanc reduction

noun
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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“Bouveault-Blanc reduction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bouveault-Blanc%20reduction. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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