Draw a structural formula for the product of the aldol reaction of the compound shown above, as well as the alpha, beta-unsaturated aldehyde or ketone formed from dehydration of the aldol product. You do not have to consider stereochemistry. You do not have to explicitly draw H atoms.
Intramolecular aldol reaction:
A compound with two carbonyl functional groups can undergo the intramolecular aldol reaction to form a cyclic aldol addition product. The aldol addition product can undergo dehydration to give a cyclic aldol condensation product.
Answer and Explanation:
The two products are shown:
The following figure illustrates formation of products: The carbon atoms are numbered for clarity.
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from Organic & Inorganic Compounds Study GuideChapter 12 / Lesson 1