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Tautomerization

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  • Tautomerization is the conversion of a species formed in a reaction into a tautomer.

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    Oxidation of 1 results in 2, which undergoes tautomerization to 3.

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    4 reacts with CO2 to give 5, which undergoes tautomerization to 6.

    see also tautomerism