Aldol - Discovery

Discovery

The Aldol reaction was discovered in 1872 by French chemist Charles-Adolphe Wurtz. The Wurtz reaction, where two alkyl halides are treated with sodium to form a new carbon‚ąícarbon bond, is no longer considered synthetically useful, although the Aldol reaction that Wurtz discovered in 1872 has become a staple in organic synthesis.

Alexander Borodin is also credited with the discovery of the Aldol reaction together with Wurtz. In 1872 Borodin announced to the Russian Chemical Society the discovery of a new byproduct in aldehyde reactions with properties like that of an alcohol, and he noted similarities with compounds already discussed in publications by Wurtz from the same year.

Read more about this topic:  Aldol

Other articles related to "discovery":

Discovery Communications - Divisions - Discovery Commerce
... Discovery Commerce operates a catalog and electronic commerce business offering lifestyle, health, science and education-oriented products, as well as products ... e-commerce site serves as a licensing business that licenses Discovery trademarks and intellectual property to third parties for the purpose of creating and selling retail merchandise ... The Discovery shopping website offers products similar to those previously sold in the Discovery Channel retail stores ...
Discovery Communications
... Discovery Communications, Inc ... The company started as a single channel in 1985, The Discovery Channel ... is offered through DCI's 28 network entertainment brands, including Discovery Channel, Military Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Discovery Fit Health and a family of digital ...
Velocity (TV Channel) - History
... launched nationwide in the United States on June 1, 2002, as Discovery HD Theater ... to HD Theater on September 22, 2007, because Discovery Communications launched HD simulcasts of some of its other channels including Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Science and TLC ...
Discovery - Culture and Mass Media - Television
... Discovery Channel, an American TV channel distributed by Discovery Communications Discovery (Irish TV series), the first documentary television series to be broadcast on RT ...
Discovery Communications - Divisions
... DCI operates its businesses in four groups Discovery Networks U.S ... Discovery Networks International, Discovery Commerce, and Discovery Education ...

Famous quotes containing the word discovery:

    The virtues of society are vices of the saint. The terror of reform is the discovery that we must cast away our virtues, or what we have always esteemed such, into the same pit that has consumed our grosser vices.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    I have known no experience more distressing than the discovery that Negroes didn’t love me. Unutterable loneliness claimed me. I felt without roots, like a man without a country ...
    Sarah Patton Boyle, U.S. civil rights activist and author. The Desegregated Heart, part 1, ch. 10 (1962)

    One of the laudable by-products of the Freudian quackery is the discovery that lying, in most cases, is involuntary and inevitable—that the liar can no more avoid it than he can avoid blinking his eyes when a light flashes or jumping when a bomb goes off behind him.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)