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Reductions of C=O

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Can someone please tell me the difference between Clemensen's reduction and the Wolf-Kisher reduction?
 

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Well, they're related in that they both reduce ketones to the methylene.

The obvious difference is that one's acidic while the other's basic.

Clemmensen uses zinc and a strong acid, while Wolff-Kishner uses hydrazine and a base, often hydroxide.
 

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