The haloform reaction: conversion of methyl ketones to carboxylic acids

by James

Description: Addition of a dihalogen such as iodine, bromine or chlorine to a methyl ketone in the presence of base results in a carboxylic acid and a haloform (such as iodoform, pictured)
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Petr Menzel May 25, 2014 at 9:50 am

Hi, in the Description I can read “iodoform” but in the picture of reaction I can see “HCl3″. Thx, P.

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Petr Menzel May 25, 2014 at 9:54 am

Sorry… it is not “H CI3 = H CL3″ but “H C I3″ :-)

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