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I understand that Tollens reagent reacts with aldehydes and alpha-hydroxy ketones. What would be the product of Tollens reagent and an alpha-hydroxy ketone?

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I understand that Tollens reagent reacts with aldehydes and alpha-hydroxy ketones. What would be the product of Tollens reagent and an alpha-hydroxy ketone?

Thanks
The aldehyde group oxidizes into a carboxy acid, and the alpha hydroxy group becomes a ketone.

Hope this helps.

Dr. Romano
 
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