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