18.4 Catalytic Hydrogenation and the Birch Reduction

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Catalytic Hydrogenation

-an elevated pressure is required

catalytic hydrogenation 01
catalytic hydrogenation benzene

Birch Reduction

birch reduction
birch reduction intermediate

-Reduction occurs next to electron-withdrawing groups but not electron-donating groups.

birch reduction with electron withdrawing group

Birch Reduction with electron-withdrawing group

birch reduction with electron donating group

Birch Reduction with electron-donating group