aldol condensation


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Related to aldol condensation: Claisen condensation, Aldol addition

aldol condensation

[′al‚dȯl ‚kän·dən′sā·shən]
(organic chemistry)
Formation of a β-hydroxycarbonyl compound by the condensation of an aldehyde or a ketone in the presence of an acid or base catalyst. Also known as aldol reaction.
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based on a detailed kinetic study on the aldol condensation of acetone [6] and also the mass transfer parameters determined for the packing geometry in our distillation tower [7], we developed two rate based models to predict yield and selectivity for CD under steady state conditions [8, 9].
Pentaerythritol is an alcohol containing four hydroxyl groups obtained from the aldol condensation process of formaldehyde and acetaldehyde.
Among the reactions are Aldol condensation, the Dakin reaction, the Knoevengagel condensation, the Prins reaction, and the Wittig reaction.