what is birch reduction

what is birch reduction


2 Answers

Swapnil Saxena
102 Points
10 years ago

The reduction of alkenes having terminal double bonds to alkanes with the help of Sodium in liquid ammonia is called Birch reduction.

rittik sharma
5 Points
10 years ago

reagents for birch reduction are Na/NH3 or Li/NH3 .

anti addition takes place and it reduces alkene to alkyne (trans).

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