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Modified Clemmensen Reduction of Some Polycyclic alkylarylketones. Comparison of Zinc Dust and Granulated Zinc Action
1  Slavich Company, Mendeleev sq. 2, Pereslavl-Zalesskiy, Yaroslavl region, 152020, Russian Federation

Abstract: The method for reduction of alkylaryl ketones to alkylarenes with zinc metal instead zinc amalgam was extended for polycyclic arylalkylketones derived from biphenyl and fluorene. The comparison of zinc dust and granulated zinc activity was made.
Keywords: Clemmensen reaction; Clemmensen reduction; zinc dust; zinc metal; zinc amalgam; alkylbiphenylyl ketones; alkylfluorenyl ketones; alkylbiphenyls; alkylfluorenes