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)