Master Organic Chemistry Reaction Guide

Formation of tosylates from alcohols

Description: Treatment of alcohols with p-toluenesulfonyl chloride (TsCl) results in the formation of tosylates, which is an excellent leaving group.

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  1. Excellent. I was reading Kaplan MCAT review and messed up with this reaction. This page gives clarity of thought that may be needed to do good on MCAT….

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