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Further learning units

Have you completed the learning unit Catalytic Cleavage of Benzyl Ethers and are looking for further material? We recommend the following learning units:

Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley ReductionLevel 220 min.

ChemistryOrganic ChemistryReduction Reactions

This learning unit gives an introduction to the Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley reduction, which can be used to reduce aldehydes and ketones to the corresponding alcohols.

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.