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By James Ashenhurst

Reaction Friday: Oxymercuration of Alkenes using Hg(OAc)2 and NaBH4

Last updated: March 27th, 2019 |


Reaction Friday is back!!! Today’s video is on a commonly encountered reaction for making alcohols, the oxymercuration of alkenes using Hg(OAc)2 and water, followed by reduction with NaBH4.

Thanks to all of those who’ve made helpful comments on making videos.

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6 thoughts on “Reaction Friday: Oxymercuration of Alkenes using Hg(OAc)2 and NaBH4

  1. Hi James,

    I was trying to go through the oxymercuration of alkenes reaction on your website. But for some reason the movie was not loading. Can you please offer some help in this regard?

    Thank you!

    1. Your browser might be preventing you from loading some scripts. Just click on ‘load unsafe scripts’ and it should work.

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