Messy Aldol Reaction Organic Chemistry Worksheet

Predict the possible aldol products for the following reaction (provide 8 structures). Choose one final product (α,β-unsaturated ketone) and show both the acid- and base-catalyzed mechanisms.

possible

nu:/E+

possible

nu:/E+

acid

products

(2 self + 2 mixed)

(- H2O)

products

(2 self + 2 mixed)

O O base 4 possible Δ 4 final

or

β-hydroxyketone α,β-unsat’d ketones

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