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benzylic carboxylic acid deoxygenation to alkane.

Aqua-regia - 9-12-2018 at 10:37

My aim was the deoxygenation of isonicotinic acid to 4-piridine-alcohol. The reagent was Zn dust / AcOH 24 hours reflux . Surprised me, the yield of 4 picoline was almost 40%, and the alcohol less. Any idea or reference about the mechanism? I cant find it.