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Pinacol Rearrangement

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  • The pinacol rearrangement is the acid-catalyzed dehydration of glycols, which converts the glycol into an aldehyde or a ketone.

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    Pinacol rearrangement is regioselective; the major or only product is derived from the rearrangement of the more stable carbocation.

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