Master Organic Chemistry Reaction Guide

Elimination of water from alcohols to form alkenes using acid

Description: Addition of acid to alcohols can result in elimination to form the corresponding alkene along with a molecule of water.

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Real-Life Examples:

Org. Synth. 1927, 7, 76

DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.007.0076

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Org. Synth. 1948, 28, 31

DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.028.0031

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4 thoughts on “Elimination of water from alcohols to form alkenes using acid

  1. James, in the note above you state “this works best for secondary and tertiary Alkyl Halides”… I know you mean alcohols, yes?

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