PREPARATION OF BENZILIC ACID
1. What is rearrangement reaction?
The reactions in which the carbon of the molecule is rearranged to give a structural isomer of the original molecule. These rearrangements can also be considered as a sequence of steps belonging to substitution, additions or elimination reactions. Usually in such reaction atoms or groups shift from one position to another within the molecule resulting in a new molecular structure.
The benzilic acid rearrangement is the rearrangement reaction of benzil with potassium hydroxide to benzilic acid. This reaction type is displayed by 1, 2-diketones in general. The reaction product is a (α-hydroxy-carboxylic acid).
• The reaction result is α-hydroxy-carboxylic acid.
• Mechanism of Reaction -
2. HELLO I NEED THE ANSWER FOR EXPLAIN IN DETAIL THE PRINCIPLE OF THE REACTION TO PREPARE BENZILIC ACID?