Organic Chemistry Lecture Videos: Second Semester
In this video I'll teach you why alpha-hydrogens are so acidic, and how we can use that property to do some cool organic reactions. I'll talk about keto-enol tautomerism, LDA (lithium diisopropyl amine), alpha-halogenation, alkylation, acylation, beta-alkylation, the aldol reaction, the Claisen condensation, the Robinson annulation, decarboxylation, and the malonic ester synthesis. --Dr. Mike Christiansen from Utah State University
Christiansen, Mike A., "Chapter 19 (Part 1): Enolate Reactions" (2012). Biochemistry. Paper 5.