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Homework Help: Triethylene glycol + Dichlorotriethylene glycol

  1. Nov 25, 2007 #1
    what is the product of this reaction which is catalyzed by KOH?
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  3. Nov 25, 2007 #2


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    For starters, what the hell is "Dichlorotriethylene glycol"? If it looks like this molecule, there are at least 6 different places you could have a chlorine. A combination of 2 chlorines at 6 possibles place would mean something like (6*5)/(2*1) = 15 different molecules with that generic name.
  4. Nov 25, 2007 #3
    actually i just wanted known the product from the reation of Triethylene glycol and KOH.
  5. Nov 25, 2007 #4


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    It sounds like you are studying the Williamson Ether Synthesis.
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