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Birch Reduction

ChemieOrganische ChemieRadikalchemie

This learning unit describes the selective partial reduction of aromatic compounds to 1,4-cyclohexadienes by sodium in liquid ammonia, called Birch reduction. In addition, it explains the selective partial reduction of alkynes to trans alkenes by sodium in liquid ammonia.

Author

  • Prof. Dr. Gregor Fels

Translators

  • Dr. Carsten Biele
  • Prof. Dr. Gregor Fels

Learning objective

  • Selective partial reduction of aromatic compounds by Birch reduction.
  • Selective partial reduction of alkynes to trans alkenes.

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit

reduction