Waka-Flaka-Flame would be proud...going hard in the lab

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So the past two weeks have been pretty hectic, as I try to…

Pyridine catalyzed acylation of Meldrum's acid en route to a β-keto ester

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We're attempting our first multi-step synthesis and have finally…
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Recrystalization of Meldrum's acid from acetone - Prepping for the pilot reaction

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So the reagents for the synthesis are finally almost all here,…