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what is perkin reaction?

what is perkin reaction?

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Sher Mohammad IIT Delhi
askIITians Faculty 174 Points
8 years ago
it is used to makecinnamic acids. It gives an a,ß-unsaturated aromatic acid by thealdol condensationof anaromaticaldehydeand anacid anhydride, in the presence of an alkali salt of the acid. Here is the reaction-
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Sher Mohammad
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