Pinacol coupling reaction

What is pinacol coupling reaction?

The pinacol coupling reaction is a process used to form pinacols through a reductive radical-radical coupling of carbonyl compounds, particularly ketones.

Pinacol coupling reaction
pinacol coupling reaction

References

Fittig, R. (1859), Ueber einige Producte der trockenen Destillation essigsaurer Salze. [On some products of the dry distillation of acetic acid salts.] Justus Liebigs Ann. Chem., 110: 17-23. https://doi.org/10.1002/jlac.18591100103

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