Meerwein–Ponndorf reaction

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

Definition of Meerwein–Ponndorf reaction

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of meerwein–ponndorf reaction

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

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