Dieckmann reaction

noun Dieck·mann reaction \ˈdēkmən-, -ˌmän-\
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Dieckmann condensation

\ˈdēkmən-, -ˌmän-\

Definition of Dieckmann reaction

  1. :  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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