Bouveault–Blanc reduction

noun Bou·veault–Blanc reduction \¦büˌvō¦bläⁿ-\

Definition of Bouveault–Blanc reduction

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of bouveault–blanc reduction

after Louis Bouveault †1909 and Gustave Blanc fl1903 French chemists

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