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Grignard Compounds as Condensing Agents

Nature volume 155, page 19 (06 January 1945) | Download Citation

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IT is already known that Grignard compounds may act as reducing agents1,2, or cause enolization of ketones3,4, or bring about the condensation of esters of some fatty acids to β-keto-esters. The present communication records some observations on the condensation of ketones during the Grignard reaction.

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  1. Chemistry Department, University, Birmingham, 15.

    • W. J. HICKINBOTTOM
    •  & E. SCHLÜCHTERER

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