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Birch reduction is a key area of expertise of Alfa’s custom synthesis partners. The Birch reduction is the organic reduction of aromatic rings with sodium and an alcohol in liquid ammonia to form 1,4-cyclohexadienes. Lithium and potassium can substitute for sodium, and alcohols are ethanol and tert-butanol.
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