Talk:Aldol

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I recommend merging this article with Aldol reaction. Haligonian1 14:17, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Definitely agree. Aldol reaction is a featured article with much more info on the subject.

As a really forgetful person, I rely on wiki articles to remind me of what compounds like Aldols are. I do agree that Aldol reaction gives a much better explanation of what an Aldol is and how an Aldol reacts, but I don't agree that the two should be merged. For example, Ester is independent of Esterification, while both have 'good', informative content. Perhaps, a simpler explanation of the structure of an Aldol (eg. RCOCH(R')COHR" -I'm still not sure of the structure myself.), along with a summary of the main reactions and chemical properties of Aldols would be a better alternative than merging it with a detailed page that could easily overwhelm someone looking for a short, concise definition? I'm new to this, so I won't try to edit anything without being given the green light.--Tomásdearg92 (talk) 14:36, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

Definitely think that having a short article on what an aldol is specifically is a good idea. The section in this article about aldol discovery however, is actually about the aldol reaction, and probably can be removed entirely.CrocodilesAreForWimps (talk) 15:20, 16 August 2012 (UTC)