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Studies on the acyloin reaction : development of novel N-heterocyclic carbene catalysts O'Toole, Sarah (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Chemistry, 2010)The benzoin condensation reaction involves the catalytic dimerisation of two aldehydes to yield acyloins (a-hydroxy ketones), which are highly useful building blocks for the synthesis of heterocycles, natural products, ...