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Does all alcohol undergo halogenation and controlled oxidation?

  1. Jul 6, 2009 #1
    This is the question from the lab of "comparision of three isomers of butanol" GR 12 pg 84
     
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  3. Jul 7, 2009 #2

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    Could you oxidize t-butanol and still maintain the t-butyl structure? Tell us about the three isomers of butanol you are familiar with, please.
     
  4. Jul 8, 2009 #3
    there is no reaction if you try to oxidise t-butanol (tertiary alcohol) with kmno4.
     
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