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14.7: Keys to Success: Competitive Reaction Pathways and the Intramolecular Aldol Condensation

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  • Intramolecular aldol reaction

    Molecules which contain two carbonyl functionalities have the possibility of forming a ring through an intramolecular aldol reaction. In most cases two sets of \(\alpha\) hydrogens need to be considered. As with most ring forming reaction five and six membered rings are preferred.

    As with other aldol reaction the addition of heat causes an aldol condensation to occur.

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