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Example Question #1 : Help With Nitro And Amide Reactions
What is the product of the following reaction?
This question is asking us what the product will be when the reactant has been reacted with . To answer this, we first have to realize that is a reducing agent. Therefore, we can expect our starting material to be converted into a reduced product. The double bonds in the benzene ring will not be reduced, because this would result in a loss of aromaticity. Rather, the carbon-oxygen double bond as part of the amide functional group will be reduced to give an amine.