Mixed Aldol Reaction

Mixed Aldol Reaction Definition:

An aldol reaction that occurs between different partners.

Mixed Aldol Reaction Explained:

When an enolate of an aldehyde or a ketone reacts at a-carbon with carbonyl of another molecule in the presence of an acid or a base. The reaction results in B-hydroxyl aldehyde or a ketone the reaction is what is known as an aldol reaction.