Pinacol Pinacolone Rearrangement with mechanism and Application

An Acid – catalyzed conversion of polysubstituted ethylene glycols to carbonyl compounds as ketones or aldehydes with elimination of water is known as pinacol or pinacol-pinacolone rearrangement.¬†When 1,2 diols such as 2,3 dimethyl 2,3 butenediol called pinacol on treatment with minarel acid (HCl, H2SO4) they undergo dehydration and rearrangement to form ketone commonly known as … Read more