What is a "neat" solution?

loveoforganic

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"Neat" means you run your reaction without a solvent. For example, I ran a reaction where benzaldehyde was one of the reactants. Benzaldehyde is a liquid at room temp, and it also was able to solvate my other reactants/catalyst. For this reason, the reaction was just run in stoichiometric benzaldehyde ("neat") as opposed to in a solvent. It provides better atom efficiency.
 

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"Neat" means you run your reaction without a solvent. For example, I ran a reaction where benzaldehyde was one of the reactants. Benzaldehyde is a liquid at room temp, and it also was able to solvate my other reactants/catalyst. For this reason, the reaction was just run in stoichiometric benzaldehyde ("neat") as opposed to in a solvent. It provides better atom efficiency.

benzaldehyde also smells amaaaazing
 
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