Wolff-Kishner Reduction

Wolff-Kishner Reduction Definition:

A method for converting a carbonyl group into a methylene group (CH2) under basic conditions.

Wolff-Kishner Reduction Explained:

A reaction where the conversion of carbonyl functionalities turn into methylene groups. The reaction, first involves the in situ generation of a hydrazone via condensation of hydrazine with the ketone or aldehyde substrate.