The reaction enables carbon - carbon bonds to be formed. The reaction leads to the establishment of a C - C bond in Gluconeogenesis and Photosynthesis. This is regarded as an important reaction in metabolism biochemistry, where glycolysis is the fifth step. However, it works in the opposite way in glycolysis and serves to end the carbon - carbon bond. The reaction is commonly used to produce solvents such as alcohol isophorone and diacetone. It works as an intermediate for perfume production. It is also used in pharmaceutical manufacturing, unsaturated ketones and chalcones known as aromatic ketones. Usually, it is used to create plasticizers as well.