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Determination of Hydride Affinities of Various Aldehydes and Ketones in Acetonitrile

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posted on 06.05.2011 by Xiao-Qing Zhu, Xi Chen, Lian-Rui Mei
The hydride affinities of 21 typical aldehydes and ketones in acetonitrile were determined by using an experimental method, which is valuable for chemists choosing suitable reducing agents to reduce them. The focus of this paper is to introduce a very facile experimental method, which can be used to determine the hydride affinities of various carbonyl compounds in solution.