Clemmensen Reduction

Clemmensen Reduction Definition:

 Clemmensen reduction is defines as a reaction in which a carbonyl group is completely reduced and replaced with two hydrogen atoms.

Clemmensen Reduction Explained:

The Clemmensen reduction is a useful method to apply, usually after a Freidl-Craft Acylation, because the alkyl group can be installed without the burden of carbonyl rearrangement.