2-Ethylcyclohexanone is used as a pharmaceutical intermediate. 2-Methyl and 2-ethyl derivatives of cyclohexanone were allowed to react with deuterium in tBuOD using platinum group metals as catalysts to study the substituent effects in heterogeneous catalysis.
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