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what is benzoin condensation

what is benzoin condensation

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rishabh
27 Points
8 years ago

benzaldehyde when treated with alcoholic KCN two molecules condense together to form benzoin

Vikash Kumar
36 Points
8 years ago

The Benzoin Condensation is a reaction between two aldehydes mostly benzaldehyde using cyanide ion as a nucleophile that produces α-hydroxyketones. the detail mechanism is given below. the end product obtained is also called benzoin 

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vikash kumar

Btech. IIT Delhi

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