Wolff-Kishner reaction

Wolff-Kish·ner reaction | \ˈwu̇lfˈkishnə(r)-\

Definition of Wolff-Kishner reaction 

: 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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History and Etymology for Wolff-Kishner reaction

after Ludwig Wolff fl1914 and N. Kishner fl1914 German chemists

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