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Lithium tetrahydridoaluminate(III) reduces aldehydes to primary alcohols. This reaction MUST be carried under anhydrous conditions.The intermediate alkoxide ion, R-CH2-O–, is protonated to the primary alcohol when the reaction is quenched (worked-up).Overall, the reaction involves the addition of H– and H+ across the C=O double bond.
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