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Guerbet reaction

Index Guerbet reaction

The Guerbet reaction, named after Marcel Guerbet (1861–1938), is an organic reaction converting a primary aliphatic alcohol into its β-alkylated dimer alcohol with loss of one equivalent of water. [1]

6 relations: Aldol condensation, Heptanal, List of organic reactions, Ziegler process, 2-Ethyl-1-butanol, 2-Ethylhexanol.

Aldol condensation

An aldol condensation is a condensation reaction in organic chemistry in which an enol or an enolate ion reacts with a carbonyl compound to form a β-hydroxyaldehyde or β-hydroxyketone (an aldol reaction), followed by dehydration to give a conjugated enone.

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Heptanal or heptanaldehyde is an alkyl aldehyde.

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List of organic reactions

Well-known reactions and reagents in organic chemistry include.

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Ziegler process

In organic chemistry, the Ziegler process (also called the Ziegler-Alfol synthesis) is a method for producing fatty alcohols from ethylene using a organoaluminium catalyst.

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2-Ethyl-1-butanol (IUPAC name: 2-ethylbutan-1-ol) is an organic chemical compound.

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2-Ethylhexanol (abbreviated 2-EH) is a branched, eight-carbon chiral alcohol.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guerbet_reaction

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