Wolf-Kishner reduction

Wolf-Kishner reduction

[′wu̇lf ′kish·nər ri′dək·shən]
(organic chemistry)
Conversion of aldehydes and ketones to corresponding hydrocarbons by heating their semicarbazones, phenylhydrazones, and hydrazones with sodium ethoxide or by heating the carbonyl compound with excess sodium ethoxide and hydrazine sulfate.
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