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Acetone reacts with itself via an Aldol condensation to give 4-hydroxy-4-methyl-2-pentanone (known in industry as diacetone alcohol).

The reaction proceeds via deprotonation to give the acetone enolate ion which nucleophilically attacks and adds to an adjacent carbonyl function.

Industrial Organic Chemistry, 3rd. Ed. K. Weissermel, H.-J. Arpe, VCH (1997)

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Interaction, Reaction, Process defined as:
Addition: Nucleophilic
Industrial Process: Organic
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