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Comparison of Various Hydrogenation Methods

Overview of Reductions of Organic Compounds

Tab.1
Overview of the most important reductions, reducing agents and selectivities
EductProduct H2 / cat NaBH4 LiAlH4 B2H6 Li/Na
+--+O
+ *--O+
----+
+----
+-+-+
+---+
+---+
+-+++
+**---+
+---+
OOOOO
O++++
--++-
O-+OO
+****OO--
-+O--
--++-
+-+++
Tab.2
Symbols
+ synthetically applicable
O limited application
- not reactive
* Lindlar catalyst
** Raney nickel (works also without H2 )
*** see Wolff-Kishner and Clemmensen reduction
**** Rosenmund reduction (poisoned Pd catalyst)
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