Problem: The Perkin condensation is the condensation of an aromatic aldehyde and acetic anhydride. Draw the product obtained from the following Perkin condensation:What compound would result if water were added to the product of a Perkin condensation?

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Perkins Condensation

  • Aromatic aldehyde + acetic anhydride H2Obase aromatic acid + carboxylic acid

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The Perkin condensation is the condensation of an aromatic aldehyde and acetic anhydride. Draw the product obtained from the following Perkin condensation:



What compound would result if water were added to the product of a Perkin condensation?

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