Clemmensen reduction

noun Clem·men·sen reduction \ˈklemənsən-\

Definition of Clemmensen reduction

  1. :  the reduction of a ketone or aldehyde directly to a hydrocarbon by the action of amalgamated zinc and hydrochloric acid

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Origin and Etymology of clemmensen reduction

after Erik Clemmensen †1941 Danish chemist

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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