Michael reaction

noun
variants: or Michael condensation

Definition of Michael reaction

: the addition of a sodium enolate (as the sodium derivative of ethyl malonate) to the double bond of an alpha, beta-unsaturated ester (as ethyl cinnamate) or ketone

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History and Etymology for Michael reaction

after Arthur Michael †1942 American chemist

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“Michael reaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Michael%20reaction. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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