Experiment 20:. REDUCTION OF 9-FLUORENONE. Objectives:. To synthesize a secondary alcohol from a ketone using a sodium borohydride reduction. To purify and isolate the product using recrystallization. To analyze the purity of the product using TLC, HPLC and melting point analysis.
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REDUCTION OF 9-FLUORENONE
NaBH4 transfers a hydride ion to the carbonyl carbon.
The oxygen anion eventually removes a proton from water.