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Homework Help: Organic Chemistry Synthesis Question

  1. Mar 15, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I am trying to figure out what is produced from the reaction of sodium borohydride and methyl benzoate. How would you name it? I am really bad at nomenclature...

    2. Relevant equations
    NaBH4 + C6H5COOCH3

    3. The attempt at a solution
    My result is bascially methyl benzoate, but having a hydroxyl group instead of the carbonyl oxygen.

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  3. Mar 16, 2009 #2


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    Benzyl alcohol.
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