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Reduction of Esters via Aldehydes to Alcohols

ChemieOrganische ChemieReduktionsreaktionen

This learning unit shows several methods to reduce esters to alcohols. The mechanism and applications in both laboratory and industry are explained.


  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Herges
  • Dr. Torsten Winkler


  • Dr. Guenter Grethe

Learning objective

  • Methods to reduce Esters to alcohols
  • Mechanism and reducing agents
  • Applications in industry

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit

reduction, Aldehyde, Ester, alcohol