Reaction Friday: Conversion of Alcohols to Alkyl Chlorides With SOCl2

by James

in Alcohols, Alkyl Halides, Organic Chemistry 2, Organic Reagents

Treatment of alcohols with thionyl chloride (SOCl2) converts alcohols to alkyl chlorides. When the reaction is performed on secondary alcohols with a stereocenter, the reaction proceeds with inversion of configuration.

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Petr

Hi,
Is there any particular reason why you prefer video presentation over plain text blog post?

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james

Purely selfish reasons. I’d like to start making more videos, and getting into the habit of doing it every week helps. Also, there’s a ton of plain text blog posts on the site, this is intended for people who have a better time interacting with video.

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zohre

Hi, please, guide me.
To chemical synthesis of beta Carotenes, should I use of grignard reaction? or not?thanks

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James

That’s an impossible question to answer without more information.

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