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Claisen condensation

Pronunciation: kla'sen

Definition: the formation of a ß-keto ester from two esters, one of which has an a-hydrogen atom; malate synthase, citrate synthase, and ATP:citrate lyase all catalyze such reactions.

[Ludwig Claisen]

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