An organic reduction

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Offline Iamnew

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« on: 22/01/2009 19:30:43 »
Theoretically, how can you convert 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methyl-alphamethylbetaketophenethylamine to 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylalphamethylphenethylamine? I figure the carbonyl has to be reduced without damaging the rest of the structure. I am a noob at organic chemistry, so I'm not planning on doing this whatsoever. But I was curious about the theory in this reduction.

I was to lazy to draw images of the structures, but if you really want need it to answer my question, I'll do it.

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« Reply #1 on: 22/01/2009 20:54:27 »
3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methyl-alphamethylbetaketophenethylamine to 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylalphamethylphenethylamine?
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Please, I need a diagram!  [;D]

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« Reply #2 on: 23/01/2009 10:19:27 »
Before I even start to think about it, is this the structure we're talking about...?

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I should have studied nomenclature properly back then. =/

If it is, then you can react it with HS-CH2-CH2-SH to get a Thioketal, then use Raney Nickel with H2 to remove it completely, leaving only the original structure with a methylene group in place of the ketone.
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