Problem: The Knoevenagel condensation is the condensation of an aldehyde or a ketone that has no ?-hydrogens and a compound such as diethyl malonate that has an ?-carbon flanked by two electron-withdrawing groups. Draw the product obtained from the following Knoevenagel condensation:What product would be obtained if the product of a Knoevenagel condensation were heated in an aqueous acidic solution?

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Knoevenagel condensation:

  • aldehyde + ketone → cinnamic acid + alcohol


After addition of CH3CH2O-

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The Knoevenagel condensation is the condensation of an aldehyde or a ketone that has no ?-hydrogens and a compound such as diethyl malonate that has an ?-carbon flanked by two electron-withdrawing groups. Draw the product obtained from the following Knoevenagel condensation:



What product would be obtained if the product of a Knoevenagel condensation were heated in an aqueous acidic solution?

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