Aldol Reaction: Condition | Mechanism | Examples

Definitionn: The Aldol reaction is a versatile carbon-carbon bond-forming reaction in organic chemistry. It involves the condensation of an enol or enolate (derived from a carbonyl compound) with another carbonyl compound, forming a β-hydroxy carbonyl compound, known as an aldol product. The reaction takes its name from the combination of “aldehyde” and “alcohol,” as the … Read more

Acetoacetic-Ester Condensation (Claisen Condensation)

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Formation of aceto-acetic-ester by the reaction of sodium ethoxide with ethyl acetate is called Claisen Condensation reaction or The Claisen Condensation reaction between Esters (containing α-hydrogens), in the presence of Bases such as sodium ethoxide, gives β-ketoesters via stabilized anion of the β-keto Ester.