# Aldol condensation in acidic medium

Attempt:

I did aldol condensation in acidic medium followed by $$\ce{E1cB}$$ to get 1,3-diphenylbut-2-enone but the answer given is:

I am unable to devise a mechanism to reach the above product from the reactant. Could someone please suggest the mechanism?

• Do another aldol onto the ketone of your 1,3-diphenylbut-2-enone – Waylander Nov 5 '18 at 12:46