Conjugate addition of enolates

Click the structures and reaction arrows in sequence to view the 3D models and animations respectively

The enolate carbon attacks the conjugated system of the enone to form a new enolate. This reaction is known as conjugate addition because it requires a conjugated system. Protonation reforms the carbonyl group.

Back to Conjugate addition summary

A. G. Csákÿ, G. de la Herrán and M. C. Murcia, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010, 39, 4080.


How useful was this page?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating / 5. Vote count:

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this page.

As you found this page useful...

Follow us on social media!

We are sorry that this page was not useful for you!

Let us improve this page!

Tell us how we can improve this page (in your own language if you prefer)? If you would like a response, please include your email address e.g. [email protected]

Provided by the