Meerwein-Ponndorf reaction


Meer·​wein-Ponn·​dorf 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

Word History


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

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Meerwein-Ponndorf reaction


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“Meerwein-Ponndorf reaction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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