Dieckmann reaction

Dieck·​mann reaction
variants: or Dieckmann condensation \ ˈdēkmən-​ , -​ˌmän-​ \

Definition of Dieckmann reaction

: a base-catalyzed condensation of an open-chain dicarboxylic ester to form a cyclic keto ester (such as 2-keto-cyclopentane-carboxylic ester)

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History and Etymology for Dieckmann reaction

after Walter Dieckmann †1925 German chemist

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