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Reduction Reactions of Aldehydes and Ketones

Conversion to Alcohols
Aldehydes and ketones can be reduced to alcohols using reducing agents such as lithium aluminum hydride (LiAlH4), and sodium borohydride (NaBH4).

Sample reaction
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Sample reaction

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Conversion to Hydrocarbons
The carbonyl groups of aldehydes and ketones can be converted to methylene groups by Clemmenson and Wolf-Kishner reduction reactions.
 
Sample reaction

 





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