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[*] posted on 5-8-2016 at 15:42
enolization hypochlorous acid


hey I was wondering is hypochlorous acid powerful enough to do a enolization on ketones to form the enol or is there other reagents that can form the enol that commercially available at a hardware store
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[*] posted on 5-8-2016 at 16:31


For a ketone to turn into an enol requires a tautomerization. This is an unfavourable equilibrium. You're better off deprotonating the ketone to give the enolate, and that requires a strong base such as ethoxide.



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