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Further learning units

Have you completed the learning unit Reduction of Nitro Groups to Nitroso Groups and are looking for further material? We recommend the following learning units:

Catalytic Cleavage of Benzyl EthersLevel 220 min.

ChemistryOrganic ChemistryReduction Reactions

This learning unit describes the catalytic cleavage of benzyl ethers. This reaction is used in the synthesis of natural products.

Reduction of Carbonyl Groups to Methylene GroupsLevel 220 min.

ChemistryOrganic ChemistryReduction Reactions

This learning unit describes the reduction of carbonyl groups to methylene groups using the Clemmensen reduction and the Wolff-Kishner reduction.

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.

Reduction of Amides to AminesLevel 220 min.

ChemistryOrganic ChemistryReduction Reactions

This learning unit describes the reduction of amides to amines. The mechanism and applications of this reaction are introduced.

Reduction of Nitro Compounds to AminesLevel 220 min.

ChemistryOrganic ChemistryReduction Reactions

This learning unit introduces the reduction of nitro compounds to amines. The mechanism, applications and industrial relevance of this reaction are explained.