Tuesday, February 5, 2008

oxime - Aldehydes - Ketones

Oximes can be synthesized by condensation of an aldehyde or a ketone with hydroxylamine.

The condensation of aldehydes with hydroxylamine gives aldoxime.
Ketoximes are produced from ketones and hydroxylamine.

Generally, oximes exist as colorless crystals and do not easily dissolve in water. Oximes can be used for the identification of ketone or aldehyde.

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