Pyrrolidine-catalyzed homo-aldol condensation reactions of aldehydes

Teruhiko Ishikawa, Eiji Uedo, Siho Okada, Seiki Saito

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The first example of synthetically useful pyrrolidine-catalyzed homocoupling reaction of aliphatic aldehydes accelerated by benzoic acid is presented together with a plausible reaction mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)450-452
Number of pages3
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999


  • Homo-aldol condensation
  • Pyrrolidine catalysis
  • Reverse Michael addition
  • α,β-unsaturated aldehyde

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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