Chemistry II For Dummies by John T. Moore

By John T. Moore

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This process has a 96 percent yield. ) The overall reaction is shown in Figure 2-9. Figure 2-9: CH3 Conversion of t-butyl CH3 C OH alcohol to t-butyl CH3 chloride. CH3 HCl conc. CH3 C CH3 Cl + H2O Chapter 2: Remembering How We Do It: Mechanisms Step 1: This reaction, like most reactions involving an acid, begins with protonation. In this case, a lone pair from the oxygen forms a bond to the hydrogen from the hydrochloric acid. ) The movement of the oxygen lone pair to the hydrogen “pushes” the bonding pair from the H-Cl bond onto the chlorine.

The more likely leaving groups, in these cases, are H2O, ROH, and NH3, respectively. The following four lists summarize the main features of each of these mechanisms. Remember the following when working with an SN1 mechanism (Me = methyl): ✓ Reactivity increases in the order Me < 1° << 2° < 3°. ✓ A racemic mixture results if the attack is on a stereogenic center. ✓ It’s a two-step process. ✓ It requires a good nucleophile. ✓ It relies on a carbocation intermediate. ✓ The rate depends entirely on the concentration of the electrophile.

Examples of these reductions are shown in Figure 3-13. Grignard reagents and production of alcohols A Grignard reagent is an organometallic compound containing magnesium. Grignard reagents are very useful in organic synthesis. ) Chapter 3: Alcohols and Ethers: Not Just for Drinking and Sleeping O C OH Figure 3-13: Examples of the preparation of alcohols by the reduction of carbonyls. CH2OH 1) LiAlH4/Et2O 2) H+/H O 2 H 1) NaBH4/EtOH O 2) H+/H20 OH O Na/EtOH CH3(CH2)4C CH3(CH2)4CH2 OH OEt The synthesis often begins with the preparation of the Grignard reagent by reacting an alkyl halide with magnesium metal in dry ether.

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