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Draw a structural formula for the product of the aldol reaction of the compound shown above, as...

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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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Aldol Addition: Mechanism & Reaction
Aldol Addition: Mechanism & Reaction

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