Chemical Reaction

12/24/11 - Acyl Imidazolide Formation from Carboxylic Acid

    I apologize for my absence in updating this blog as I have just finished exams and I have now been frantically getting ready for Christmas while working everyday.  The reaction for this christmas eve is one that describes the synthesis of an Acid Imidazolide, which can be used in claisen like reactions due to the fact that the Imidazole acts as a good leaving group. All that is required in this reaction is to react the carboxylic acid with Carbonyl Diiamidazole (CDI), alleviating carbon dioxide and an imidazole molecule.


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