aldol condensation

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Related to aldol condensation: Claisen condensation, Aldol addition

al·dol con·den·sa·tion

formation of an aldol (a β-hydroxy carbonyl compound) from two carbonyl compounds; the reverse reaction is an aldol cleavage; fructose 1,6-bisphosphate aldolase catalyzes such a reaction.
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Due to the nature of the aldol condensation reaction employed in the in this study, it is possible that some [alpha]-Ketoacid compounds might interfere during the color formation reaction.
the aldol condensation of acetone to diacetone alcohol which undergoes subsequent dehydration to mesityl oxide, and
A chemical process known as aldol condensation occurs when the mixture reaches a certain temperature.