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Gemdiol

Gem diol - a diol in which both hydroxy groups are on the same carbon. Gem diols are unstable. Why are they called gem diols?

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Source 1 hydration (the compound with the greatest % of the gem
carbonyl groups correctly arranged with respect to increasing Keq of their hydration (the compound with the greatest % of the gem diol is on the right).
The structure of endothiapepsin complexed with the gem-diol
On the observation of a gem diol intermediate after O–O bond
Gas-phase vibrational spectra of glyoxylic acid and its gem diol
ketones, are known to form a gem diol in the presence of water [10, 11].
Control of the Ketone to gem-Diol Equilibrium by Host−Guest

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Catalysis: A step closer to a methanol economy
In the presence of water, a gem-diol(ate) complex forms. This loses another hydrogen molecule, forming a formate complex, which loses a third hydrogen molecule and a molecule of carbon dioxide, regenerating the active catalyst.

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Geminal diol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A geminal diol (or gem-diol for short) is any organic compound having two hydroxyl functional groups (-OH) bound to the same carbon atom.
gem diol - OChemPal
A gem diol or 1,1-diol is a diol in whose molecule the two alcohol groups are on the same carbon atom. eg: see also glycol.
Formation Of Gemdiol, Gemdiols, Organic Chemistry Homework
Formation of gemdiol, steric hindrance, intramolecular bonding with examples.
Evidence for a gem-diol reaction intermediate in bacterial CC
Solid-state 17O NMR as a sensitive probe of keto and gem-diol

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