How do you reduce aromatic rings?

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Sep 12, 2017

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With difficulty......

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The Birch reduction can convert SOME aromatic compounds to 1,4-cyclohexadienes by the action of alkali metals in the presence of some proton source (typically ethanol, or tert-butanol).

Of course, a brute force approach could be employed with catalytic hydrogenation....Such reduction requires forcing conditions, and would be quite indiscriminate.

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