Stobbe reaction

Stobbe reaction

[′shtȯb·ə rē‚ak·shən]
(organic chemistry)
A type of aldol condensation reaction represented by the reaction of benzophenone with dimethyl succinate and sodium methoxide to form monoesters of an α-alkylidene (or arylidene) succinic acid.
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