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The Hofmann Elimination

The Hofmann Elimination is an elimination reaction of alkylammonium salts that forms C-C double bonds [pi bonds]. [note] It proceeds through a concerted E2 mechanism. In contrast with

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The Cope Elimination

The “Cope Elimination” is a reaction where an amine is oxidized to an intermediate called an “N-oxide”, which, when heated, acts as the base in

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The Williamson Ether Synthesis

All About The Williamson Ether Synthesis In the last post, we discussed the acid-base properties of alcohols. Two posts ago, we said that acid-base reactions

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Tosylates And Mesylates

All About Tosylates and Mesylates Today we’re going to talk about a different way of making alcohols into good leaving groups – by turning them

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