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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Due to the nature of the aldol condensation reaction employed in the in this study, it is possible that some [alpha]-Ketoacid compounds might interfere during the color formation reaction.
the aldol condensation of acetone to diacetone alcohol which undergoes subsequent dehydration to mesityl oxide, and
A chemical process known as aldol condensation occurs when the mixture reaches a certain temperature.
Among the reactions are Aldol condensation, the Dakin reaction, the Knoevengagel condensation, the Prins reaction, and the Wittig reaction.