Organic Reagents

The E2 Mechanism

The E2 Mechanism

September 27, 2012

Having gone through the E1 mechanism for elimination reactions, we’ve accounted for one way in which elimination reactions can occur. However, there’s still another set of data that describes some eliminat…

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Reaction Friday: Conversion of Alcohols to Alkyl Chlorides With SOCl2

Reaction Friday: Conversion of Alcohols to Alkyl Chlorides With SOCl2

March 10, 2012

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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Reagent Friday: Zinc Amalgam (Zn-Hg)

Reagent Friday: Zinc Amalgam (Zn-Hg)

December 9, 2011

In a blatant plug for the Reagent Guide and the Reagents App for iPhone, each Friday  I profile a different reagent that is commonly encountered in Org 1/ Org 2.  What it’s used for: For our purposes, zinc…

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Reagent Friday: Thionyl Chloride (SOCl2)

Reagent Friday: Thionyl Chloride (SOCl2)

December 3, 2011

In a blatant plug for the Reagent Guide and the Reagents App for iPhone, each Friday  I profile a different reagent that is commonly encountered in Org 1/ Org 2.  If there’s one thing you learn how to do w…

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Reagent Friday: Palladium on Carbon (Pd/C)

Reagent Friday: Palladium on Carbon (Pd/C)

November 25, 2011

In a blatant plug for the Reagent Guide and the Reagents App for iPhone, each Friday  I profile a different reagent that is commonly encountered in Org 1/ Org 2.  It’s almost been 100 years since Paul Saba…

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Reagent Friday: LiAlH[Ot-Bu]3

Reagent Friday: LiAlH[Ot-Bu]3

November 11, 2011

In a blatant plug for the Reagent Guide and the Reagents App for iPhone, each Friday  I profile a different reagent that is commonly encountered in Org 1/ Org 2.  Today’s reagent is probably a bit on the o…

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Reagent Friday – Diazomethane (CH2N2)

Reagent Friday – Diazomethane (CH2N2)

November 5, 2011

In a blatant plug for the Reagent Guide and the Reagents App for iPhone, each Friday  I profile a different reagent that is commonly encountered in Org 1/ Org 2.  One of the things about learning organic chemist…

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Reagent Friday: Potassium t-butoxide [KOC(CH3)3]

Reagent Friday: Potassium t-butoxide [KOC(CH3)3]

October 29, 2011

In a blatant plug for the Reagent Guide and the Reagents App for iPhone, each Friday  I profile a different reagent that is commonly encountered in Org 1/ Org 2.  Sometime back in general chemistry you (hopefull…

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Reagent Friday: Sodium Periodate

Reagent Friday: Sodium Periodate

October 21, 2011

In a blatant plug for the Reagent Guide and the Reagents App for iPhone, each Friday  I profile a different reagent that is commonly encountered in Org 1/ Org 2.  In organic chemistry, sometimes you need to buil…

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Reagent Friday: Grignard Reagents

Reagent Friday: Grignard Reagents

October 14, 2011

In a blatant plug for the Reagent Guide and the Reagents App for iPhone, each Friday  I profile a different reagent that is commonly encountered in Org 1/ Org 2.  NOTE – I said that the Reagents app would…

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