Illustrated Glossary of Organic Chemistry

Stork acylation reaction: Acylation of an enamine with an acid chloride followed by hydrolysis to produce a β-diketone. Developed by Gilbert Stork of Columbia University for synthesis of β-diketones not available by other routes.

In this Stork acylation reaction, cyclohexanone and pyrrolidine react with p-toluenesulfonic acid catalysis to produce an enamine. This enamine is then acylated with acetyl chloride, followed by hydrolysis, to produce 2-acetylcyclohexan-1-one, a β-diketone.