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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Origin and Etymology of dieckmann reaction
after Walter Dieckmann †1925 German chemist
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