Clemmensen Reduction

Schematic representation of the Clemmensen Reduction.
Mechanism of the Clemmensen Reduction
Mechanism of the Clemmensen Reduction
Sample reactions
intermediate structure
Zn(Hg), HCl
EtOH, H2O
Reflux, 25.5 h, 36% (3 steps)
"Also isolated was the regioisomer (8 % yield)."
intermediate structure