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For questions about reduction reactions in organic chemistry, where a molecule of interest is reduced. Do not use for questions on general redox concepts.

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Which of these reactants will not generate this racemic amine?

This is an example of reductive amination, which generally proceeds through two main steps: (i) condensation reaction between the amine and carbonyl to generate an imine; and (ii) reduction of the imi …
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Reduction of conjugated double bond by sodium borohydride

Scifinder shows lots of reactions such as you describe. Often (but not always) copper is used to help favour the 1,4-addition (alkene reduction) process. The simplest example I can see is the reduc …
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