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Lithium tetrahydridoaluminate(III) reduces ketones to secondary alcohols. This reaction MUST be carried under anhydrous conditions.The intermediate alkoxide ion, , R2CHOÐ, is protonated to the secondary alcohol when the reaction is quenched (worked-up).Overall, the reaction involves the addition of HÐ and H+ across the C=O double bond.
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