Problem: Hexadeuterated benzene (C6D6) is a very useful solvent for 1H NMR spectroscopy. Suggest a method (reagents) for the preparation of C6D6 starting from benzene (C6H6) and propose a representative mechanism. Proposed Reagents: Proposed Mechanism:

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Hexadeuterated benzene (C6D6) is a very useful solvent for 1H NMR spectroscopy. Suggest a method (reagents) for the preparation of C6D6 starting from benzene (C6H6) and propose a representative mechanism.

Proposed Reagents:

Proposed Mechanism:

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