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Bodroux-Chichibabin aldehyde synthesis

The Bodroux-Chichibabin aldehyde synthesis is a chemical reaction whereby a Grignard reagent is converted to an aldehyde one carbon longer.

Reaction of a Grignard reagent with triethyl orthoformate gives an acetal, which can be hydrolyzed to an aldehyde.


  • Bodroux, F.; Compt. Rend. 1904, 138, 92.
  • Chichibabin, A. E.; Ber. 1904,37, 186, 850.
  • Smith, L. I. et al.; J. Org. Chem. 1941, 6, 437, 489.

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