Base-promoted formation of enolates from ketones

by James

Description: When ketones (or aldehydes) are treated with strong base, they form their conjugate bases, called enolates.
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Ankit Chauhan June 27, 2012 at 5:00 am

Why do we use the word “Promoted” (Base Promoted formation of enolates from ketones) ?

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james June 27, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Not absolutely necessary. Could also have said “formation of enolates with base”.

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