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Reduction of Aldehydes and Ketones to Alcohols

Reduction of Aldehydes and Ketones: Industrial Applications

The important industrial process of reducing aldehydes and ketones to alcohols is carried out with hydrogen in the presence of metal catalysts (nickel, palladium, or platinum). The following products are synthesized by this method.

propionaldehyden-propanoldisinfectant, solvent
acetoneisopropanolsolvent for the cosmetic industry
n-butyraldehyden-butanolsolvent, component in esterifications
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