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esters to alkanes
« on: September 19, 2004, 09:33:40 PM »
How do you hydrogenate esters all the way to alkanes as in this process:
ethyl 2-hydroxycyclopentane carboxylate to 2-methylcyclopentanone?

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Re:esters to alkanes
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2004, 12:08:25 AM »
this isn't plain hydrogenation. A hydroxyl (-OH) group is lost too.
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