|Mar28-08, 08:42 PM||#1|
Ester reaction with sulfuric acid
OK, so I just got out of an organic chemistry exam. I feel pretty good about every question except one which I did not know - please help me put my mind at ease!
What is the major product of the reaction of this molecule:
with the following steps:
1.) 1% aq H2SO4, boil
2.) isolate product
I had no idea how the reaction occurred. I guessed that the final product was an aldehyde (methanal?) because I know PCC reacts with alcohols to form aldehydes/ketones (and that's all I knew).
What is it?
|Mar28-08, 09:12 PM||#2|
the H2SO4 + boil will hydrolyse the ester into ethanoic acid and the alcohol 3 hydroxy cyclo octene.
i just corrected this post. i made a mistake, the alcohol is secondary
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