Acetal Formation

Posted on December 12th, 2014

Intermolecular Acid-Catalyzed Acetal Formation

Ketone + diol → Acetal

Overall Big Picture: This reaction forms a hemiacetal from an aldehyde or ketone and a diol and further reacts to form the acetal group.

Key Tip: In the presence of alcohols under acidic conditions, carbonyls can be reduced to acetals.

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