Miss Rashmi Bala Pandya
Articles written in Proceedings – Section A
Volume 14 Issue 2 August 1941 pp 112-122
The condensation of aldehydes with malonic acid - Part XIII. The condensation of
Benzaldehyde and four haloid-benzaldehydes have been condensed with malonic acid, in the presence of a trace of pyridine as well as in the entire absence of any condensing agent.
The yields in all cases have been excellent, in some cases almost quantitative.
Chlorine and bromine have undoubtedly accelerated the condensation and increased the yields.
Compared to the yields obtained by Perkin’s method, these yields are very superior, the condensations quicker and the products cleaner.