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A compound contains both alpha,beta unsaturated carbonyl group and a normal carbonyl group. Is there any method to reduce the normal carbonyl group keeping the alpha,beta unsaturated carbonyl group intact?

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  • $\begingroup$ Most methods I can think of e.g. Borohydrides, LiAlH4, Zn/HCl, Wolff-Kishner will reduce both unless there are features of the molecule (eg steric hindrance) that make one less reactive. $\endgroup$ – Waylander Aug 22 '18 at 18:07
  • $\begingroup$ Look selective Reduction here. $\endgroup$ – Mathew Mahindaratne Aug 22 '18 at 18:36

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