The Henry Reaction

henry-reaction, Nitro-Aldol condensation

  The Henry reaction was first reported by Belgian chemist Louis Henry in 1895. The Henry reaction involves the addition of a nitronate salt to a carbonyl compound, usually an aldehyde. The reaction is also referred to as a Nitroaldol reaction. It is C-C bond-forming reaction used in organic synthesis.   Mechanism:   The Henry Reaction Mechanism can present in two steps … Read more

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