The Aldol Reaction and the Michael Reaction. 
The Aldol Reaction and the Michael Reaction.
by UC Irvine / James Nowick
Video Lecture 12 of 19
Copyright Information: Nowick, James S. Organic Chemistry 51C (UCI OpenCourseWare: University of California, Irvine), [January 27, 2015]. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License (
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Lecture Description

Recorded on May 15, 2012

Index of Topics:

1:28-Enolate Formation
3:56-Aldol Reaction
11:44-Retrosynthesis Example
18:40-Original Aldol
21:32-Aldol Mechanism
26:45-Features of Aldol Mechanism
35:25-Aldol Example
38:21-Synthesis Example
46:46-Crossed Aldol Reaction
52:48-Intramolecular Aldol Reaction
1:01:10-Retrosynthesis of Intramolecular Aldol Reaction
1:03:16-The Michael Reaction
1:05:34-Resonance Structures
1:08:27-Strongly Basic Nucleophiles
1:12:52-Michael Reaction Mechanism
1:16:35-Retrosynthesis Example

Course Index

Course Description

This is the third quarter course in the organic chemistry series. Topics covered include: Fundamental concepts relating to carbon compounds with emphasis on structural theory and the nature of chemical bonding, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, and spectroscopic, physical, and chemical properties of the principal classes of carbon compounds.

Organic Chemistry 51C is part of OpenChem.


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