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The Dieckmann Condensation
Dieckmann condensation
Reaction type : Intramolecular Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution


Dieckmann condensation
How can you deduce this product ?
  1. Form the enolate  (there two possible equivalent enolates either at C2 or C5)
  2. Make the enolate attack the other carbonyl.
Study Tip:
When doing intramolecular reactions, it is a good idea to count carbon atoms to help avoid silly errors. 
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