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By James Ashenhurst

Reaction Friday: Conversion of Alcohols to Alkyl Chlorides With SOCl2

Last updated: July 9th, 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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