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12.6: The Reduction of Polar C–X σ Bonds

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  • Reduction of Halides

    Alkyl halides can be reduced to alkanes through reaction with hydride reagents, most commonly \(\ce{LiAlH4}\)

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    Mechanism

    Hydride addition to epoxides

    The hydride attacks the less substituted side of the epoxide. The H and OH are anti to each other.

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