Chemistry 212 --- Things-To-Study
Chapter 23: Dicarbonyl Compounds

You are expected to be familiar with the material described in chapter 23, the associated problem assignments, and the associated GTQ worksheets. Material described in that chapter but omitted in lecture will not be pertinent to the test.

Specific Important Topics
Claisen condensation to form beta-dicarbonyls and its variations including Dieckmann
Acetoacetic acid synthesis
Malonic ester synthesis
Michael additions involving carbanions as nucleophiles
Preparations of alpha-dicarbonyl compounds
Preparations of alpha-hydroxy ketones (two methods of polarization reversal)