Reaction of carbonyl compounds in the presence of phase-transfer catalysts
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The kinetics was studied for the condensation of acetone in some two-phase systems with and without use of a phase-transfer catalyst. The reaction order relative to acetone changes upon introduction of the catalyst from second to third.
It was proposed that the aldol condensation of acetone in the presence of phase-transfer catalysts proceeds in the organic phase and stabilization of the alcoholate of diacetone alcohol proceeds by the action of acetone and not water.
KeywordsAlcohol Acetone Carbonyl Organic Phase Reaction Order
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