acyloin condensation


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acyloin condensation

[ə′sil·ə·wən ‚kän‚den′sā·shən]
(organic chemistry)
The reaction of an aliphatic ester with metallic sodium to form intermediates converted by hydrolysis into aliphatic α-hydroxyketones called acyloins.
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