Directed Aldol Addition
Directed Aldol Addition Definition:
A technique for performing a crossed aldol addition that produces one major product.
Directed Aldol Addition Explained:
The word Aldol is an abbreviation of aldehyde and alcohol. The reaction occurs with an aldehyde or a ketone in the presence of carbon carbonyl of another molecule in acidic and or basic conditions, resulting in B-Hydroxy. (Aldol reaction)