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Benzyl-Benzilic acid Rearrangement

Benzyl-Benzilic acid Rearrangement

Benzyl-Benzilic acid Rearrangement

Benzyl-Benzilic acid Rearrangement

Rearrangement of a-diketones to a-hydroxycarboxylic acid through 1, 2-shift intramolecular rearrangement is called as a benzyl-benzylic acid reaction.

This reaction helps in synthesizing a-hydroxy acids using easily available starting materials.

Mechanism involving in this rearrangement reaction is,

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