aldol - Morgan Bailey Mb33295 Aldol Condensation Discussion...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Morgan Bailey Mb33295 Aldol Condensation Discussion In this laboratory period, we experienced what is known to organic chemists as an Aldol Condensation, which is a very important reaction of enolate ions and an aldehyde or ketone via nucleophilic substitution. We started with p-Anisaldehyde and reacted it with acetophenone and once our experiment was concluded we ended up with trans-p- anisalacetophenone. This was a very short experiment but we experienced how an aldol reaction works. An aldol involves synthesis of an alpha, beta unsaturated carbonyl compound. This experiment demonstrated the concept of a crossed aldol reaction, which means that the 2 reactants are two different carbonyl compounds that together form a crossed aldol product. Part of the driving force for this reaction has to do with the creation of a new carbon-carbon bond that is consolidated with the aromatic ring just like the carbonyl function. An aldol product contains an aldehyde function and alcohol group, as the name
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 2

aldol - Morgan Bailey Mb33295 Aldol Condensation Discussion...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online