Meerwein-Ponndorf reaction

noun
Meer·​wein-Ponn·​dorf reaction | \¦me(ə)rˌvīnˈpänˌdȯrf-\

Definition of Meerwein-Ponndorf reaction 

: the reduction of an aldehyde or ketone to the corresponding alcohol by reaction with boiling isopropyl alcohol in the presence of aluminum isopropoxide — compare oppenauer oxidation

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History and Etymology for Meerwein-Ponndorf reaction

after Hans Meerwein and Wolfgang Ponndorf, 20th century German chemists

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