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Addition to Carbonyl Compounds

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  • Addition to carbonyl groups varies depending on the type of carbonyl. The following trend is observed:

    Some important topics related to carbonyl addition reactions are listed below. Reactions of enolates with other carbonyl compounds can be found in the Enolates section.

    Aldehydes and Ketones

    Problems

    Deprotonation:

    Reduction:

    Reduction can be avoided by the addition of Cerium(III) Chloride:

    Esters

    Amides

    The Weinreb amide is a useful funcitonal group to synthesize ketones.

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