CSIR-NET Chemical Science - Short Notes on Common Name Reactions

By Renuka Miglani|Updated : June 10th, 2021

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Candidates who are preparing for their CSIR UGC NET exam might in need to get some short study notes and strategies to apply while preparing for the key exam of their life. At this point of time, We at BYJU'S Exam Prep come up with short notes on the 'Common Named Reactions', which comes under the Organic Chemistry section of the Chemical Science syllabus

This set of short notes for Organic Chemistry have been meticulously designed by our experienced subject-matter experts, in order to give you the most standard set of study materials to be focused upon. In this cut-throat competitive world, students need to prepare themselves with the best study materials to help them in the learning process and for their future. Here we are offering the best study notes that are reliable and can be used by the students during their preparations for the upcoming CSIR-NET 2021 exam.

Common Name Reactions

1. Aldol condensation:

It is a condensation reaction between enol and carbonyl compounds in which the formation of β-hydroxyaldehyde or β-hydroxyketone takes place followed by dehydration in order to give a conjugated enone.


2. Claisen-Ester Condensation:

It is a reaction between two esters or one ester and carbonyl compound that takes place in  

the presence of a base in order to produce β-keto ester or β-diketone.


3. Benzoin condensation:

 It is a type of coupling reaction in which the formation of α-hydroxyketones from two Aldehydes.


4. Michael Addition:

 It is a type of 1,4- addition reaction in which addition of Nu to β carbon of carbonyl

 takes place while hydrogen gets added to α carbon of carbonyl.


5. Pinacol-Pinacolone rearrangement:

In this rearrangement, conversion of 1,2-diols to carbonyl compounds takes place. When the condition is acidic , reaction proceeds through 1,2 rearrangement.


6. Beckmann rearrangement:

In this, the formation of amides takes place from the acid catalyzation of oximes.


7. Schmidt reaction:

 In this, the reaction between azide and carbonyl derivative takes place under acidic condition which results in the formation of amine or amide.



8. Baeyer-Villiger Oxidation:

In this, ketones get converted to esters while cyclic ketones to lactones. This reaction proceeds in the presence of peracids and a Lewis acid.


9. Fries rearrangement:

In this, the formation of hydroxyaryl ketone takes place from phenolic esters in the presence of a catalyst.


10. Corey-Winter Olefination synthesis:

In this, the formation of alkene takes place by the conversion of 1,2-diol. It involves the formation of a cyclic thiocarbonate.


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CSIR NET Chemical Science - Short Notes on Organometallic Compounds

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