Propose a mechanism for the following reaction.
Here we have to propose a mechanism for the following reaction.
Phenylcyclohexanone on addition with 1-ethylprop-2-en-one gives the following product.
The 1st step of the mechanism involves generation of the nucleophile. Here the H-atoms present (-position) on the cyclohexanone are more acidic because the anions can be stabilized by benzene ring.