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


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