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where does clemmensons reaction fail? what reaction is used instead?

where does clemmensons reaction fail? what reaction is used instead?
 
 

Grade:12

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Bhavya
askIITians Faculty 1281 Points
5 years ago
Clemmenson’s reduction is used in acidic medium.If there is an acid sensitive group present in substrate which can react with acid then this reaction fails.
In such situation, Wolf-Kishner Reduction is used in place of Clemmenson.

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