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Reactions of Carboxylic Acids

ChemieOrganische ChemieCarbonsäuren

The learning unit describes various reactions of carboxylic acids inclusive of reactions at the carboxyl carbon as well as the α carbon.


  • Dr. Henry Hildebrandt
  • Dr. Uwe Höfker
  • Prof. Dr. Gregor Fels


  • Dr. Carsten Biele

Learning objective

  • Reactions of Carboxylic Acids with Organolithium Compounds.
  • Reactions at the alpha carbon of carboxylic acids.
  • Decarboxylation of beta-keto carboxylic acids.
  • Reactions and derivatives of carbonic acid.

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit

carboxylic acid, carboxyl group, ester, carbon dioxide