Malonic Ester Synthesis

Malonic Ester Synthesis Definition:

A synthetic technique that enables the transformation of a halide into a carboxylic acid with the introduction of two new carbon atoms.

Malonic Ester Synthesis Explained:

The chemical reaction where diethyl malonate or another type of ester of malonic acid is alkylated at the area where carbon alpha is located. It is directly adjacent to both carbonyl groups where it is converted then substituted with acetic acid.