5 Answered Questions for the topic Synthesis
Liver disease and triglycerides
People who eat a large amount of fattening foods often develop fatty liver disease. People with fatty liver disease often have large numbers of small droplets of triglycerides throughout their... more
Is it possible, chemically, to change a dextrorotatory compound to its levorotatory counterpart?
Is it possible, chemically, to change a dextrorotatory compound to its levorotatory counterpart? E.g., is it possible to change dextrodopa to levodopa?
Synthesis Organic Chemistry
Clemmensen reduction vs. Wolff-Kishner reduction?
In which cases is the Clemmensen reduction is preferred over the Wolff-Kishner reduction? One thing is that the Clemmensen reduction is done under acidic conditions whereas the Wolff-Kishner... more
Why does fructose reduce Tollen's reagent and Fehling's solution?
Even though fructose is a ketohexose (ketone-containing hexose, a six-carbon monosaccharide), it reduces Tollen's reagent and Fehling's solution. Generally, a ketone does not reduces Tollen's... more