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Beta hydroxy ketone
« on: November 14, 2004, 09:35:14 PM »
This is a quick question. What is a beta carbon and what is a beta hydroxy ketone? I cannot find it in my textbook.
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Re:Beta hydroxy ketone
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2004, 06:03:05 AM »
carbon that is next to the carbonyl group is an alpha carbon.
beta carbon is next to the alpha carbon. so beta hydroxy ketone has a hydoxy
group at the beta position, like the following one
HO-CH2-CH2-CO-CH3
      beta alpha     alpha

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