Preparation of alkanes by aldehydes and ketones, its chemical reaction and mechanism.

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You want to deoxygenate the carbonyls under conditions where you do not get condensation reactions. Do you want to pull the oxygen or dimerize to the olefins then hydrogenate?

Wolff-Kishner or Clemmensen reductions, thioacetal then Raney nickel and hydrogen. McMurry reaction for dimerization. Given polymethylhydrosiloxane,

Synlett 276 (2009)
Org. Lett. 13, 584 (2011)


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