The Birch reaction is used for the reduction of very diverse aromatic compounds differing in their degree of substitution and in the nature of the substituents. In the first stage of the reaction, 1,4-dihydro derivatives are always formed and through the further reactions of these are effected transformations to various compounds frequently difficult of access by other methods of synthesis.
KeywordsAromatic Compound Acid Hydrolysis Reduction Product Resin Acid High Electron Density
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