Borohydride Reduction of Fluorenone
Mulcahy, Seann P.
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A simple experiment to demonstrate nucleophilic addition to a carbonyl. Sodium borohydride-mediated reduction of fluorenone is a fast and high-yielding reaction that is suitable for beginning students. Students isolate their fluorenol product by recrystallization and characterize it by NMR and IR.
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