Clemmensen reduction


Clem·​men·​sen reduction
: the reduction of a ketone or aldehyde directly to a hydrocarbon by the action of amalgamated zinc and hydrochloric acid

Word History


after Erik Clemmensen †1941 Danish chemist

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“Clemmensen reduction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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