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Further learning units

Have you completed the learning unit Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley Reduction and are looking for further material? We recommend the following learning units:

Reduction of Nitriles to AminesLevel 220 min.

ChemistryOrganic ChemistryReduction Reactions

This learning unit introduces methods to reduce nitriles to amines using lithium aluminium hydride or diisobutyl aluminium hydride. The differences of the two mechanisms are pointed out, as well as the applications of this reaction in industry.

Cannizzaro ReactionLevel 220 min.

ChemistryOrganic ChemistryReduction Reactions

This learning unit introduces the disproportionation of aldehydes known as the Cannizzaro reaction. The crossed Cannizzaro reaction and the industrial applications of this reaction are also explained.