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Conjugate Addition to α,β-Unsaturated CompoundsORORRRORRStructure of EnonesNOTE: the β-carbon of the enone bears a partial positive charge and should therefore be subject to the addition of nucleophiles just as the carbonyl carbon. Whereas addition to a “normal” alkene would generate an unstabilized anion, addition to an enone generates a stabilized anion, i.e. an enolate.Professor M. J. Krische, UT Austin
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