Wolff–Kishner reaction

noun Wolff–Kish·ner reaction \ˈwu̇lfˈkishnə(r)-\

Definition of Wolff–Kishner reaction

  1. :  an indirect reduction of an aldehyde or ketone to the corresponding hydrocarbon by heating the hydrazone or semicarbazone derivative with an alcoholic solution of sodium ethoxide or with solid potassium hydroxide

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Origin and Etymology of wolff–kishner reaction

after Ludwig Wolff fl1914 and N. Kishner fl1914 German chemists


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