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24.6 Crossed Claisen Condensation

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  • Crossed Claisen Condensation

    Claisen condensations between different ester reactants are called Crossed Claisen reactions. Crossed Claisen reactions in which both reactants can serve as donors and acceptors generally give complex mixtures. Because of this most Crossed Claisen reactions are usually not performed unless one reactant has no alpha hydrogens.

    Example 3: Crossed Claisen Condensation


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