Master Organic Chemistry Reaction Guide

Alkylation of enolates

Description: Enolates of carbonyl compounds will react with alkyl halides in SN2 reactions to give alkylation products. Content available for Reactionguide members only. Not a member? Get access for about 30 cents / day!

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  1. Why in the fourth reaction was formed the least substituted enolate? More substituted enolate (and pi bond) wouldn’t be more stable?

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