Date of Award

6-2002

Document Type

Union College Only

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Department

Chemistry

Language

English

Abstract

The amides of N-methoxy-N-methylamine or "Weinreb amide" have earned an important role in synthetic chemistry as both a protective group and as synthetic intermediates. We have discovered that the Weinreb amide of acetic acid, N-methoxy-N-methylacetamide adds to aldehydes to afford classic aldol products in good to excellent yields. The scope of this novel aldol reaction will be discussed.

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