Scale up week: GRAMS ON GRAMS

Going to be a short post as I've been pretty busy in the lab,…

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

We're attempting our first multi-step synthesis and have finally…

Recrystalization of Meldrum's acid from acetone - Prepping for the pilot reaction

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