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Claisen condensation


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A reaction of esters in which two molecules of the ester react to give a keto ester, e.g.2CH3COOR → CH3COCH2COOR+ROH The reaction is catalysed by sodium ethoxide, the mechanism being similar to that of the aldol reaction. It is named after Ludwig Claisen (1851–1930).

2CH3COOR → CH3COCH2COOR+ROH

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