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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Org. Synth. 1923, 3, 17
DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.003.0017
Org. Synth. 1927, 7, 42
DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.007.0042
Org. Synth. 1932, 12, 22
DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.012.0022
Org. Synth. 1951, 31, 35
DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.031.0035