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The Aldol Reaction: The Base Catalyzed Aldol Process Aldehydes are good electrophiles and will readily participate in carbonyl addition reactions with nucleophiles.Enolates are good nucleophiles (recall the base promoted halogenation of ketones covered in Ch. 16). Since the enolate is “born” in the presence of the aldehyde, these two species will react Professor M. J. Krische, UT Austin
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The Aldol Reaction: The Acid Catalyzed Aldol Process Recall that protonation of the carbonyl oxygen activates the carbonyl
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