Water elimination from the keto and enol tautomers of ionised ethylacetate Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The keto and enol forms of ionised ethylacetate both lose H2O to generate the keto and enol ions of methylvinylketone, probably via common reacting configurations. All hydrogen atoms and both oxygen atoms participate in this mechanistically complex reaction; the degree of their involvement depends upon the internal energy content of the fragmenting ions.

publication date

  • June 15, 1981