Aldol Condensation

by James

Description: The aldol condensation is a reaction between an enolate (or enol) and an aldehyde or ketone that leads to the formation of a new carbon-carbon double bond. This is the product if an aldol addition reaction is heated for prolonged periods. The reaction is called a “condensation” because one molecule of water is formed from the two reactants.
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David Carnevale March 6, 2014 at 3:11 am

Are there any conditions in which the ketone and alcohol remain and the double bond does not form in the final elimination step?


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