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Capabilities of H2,Pd and 45 psi

  1. Jul 25, 2010 #1
    Is there anyway that a Ketone on a benzene ring could be reduced to a hydrocarbon with the use of H2, Pd/C, 45 psi ? I know that carbonyls on aromatic rings are able to be reduced to alcohols via this method but would be interested in if it is possible more so then practical to go to a hydrocarbon. I did some searching and may have found some articles which stated that it may be possible with quite a long reaction period. If this method wont would any variations of it suffice? Suppose H2 Nickel or Raney? Maybe increase in psi or temp?

    Thanks for the help guys!
     

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