The Robinson Annulation and the Claisen Reaction. 
The Robinson Annulation and the Claisen Reaction.
by UC Irvine / James Nowick
Video Lecture 13 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 17, 2012

Index of Topics:

1:40-Michael Reaction
4:19-Aldol Reaction
5:54-Aldol Reaction with Dehydration
8:32-The Robinson Annulation
13:13-Reactions Involved in Robinson Annulation
26:15-Robinson Annulation Example
28:11-Retrosynthesis Example
33:55-Synthesizing Examples
39:55-Other Conditions
41:11-Acid-Catalyzed Michael Reaction
43:30-Acid-Catalyzed Aldol Reaction
45:18-Example Problem
50:00-Claisen Reaction
53:21-Claisen Reaction Mechanism
57:59-Synthesis Example
1:04:27-Crossed Claisen Reaction
1:08:46-Retro-Claisen Reaction Mechanism
1:11:04-Dieckmann Reaction
1:17:41-Synthesis 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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