reduction

Reductive Amination

Reductive Amination

September 1, 2017

Reminder: Alkylation of Amines Is Rarely The Answer OK – so making amines through direct alkylation is generally not a great way to go. You could even say it’s crappy. What’s the “right” …

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Gilman Reagents (Organocuprates): How They’re Made

Gilman Reagents (Organocuprates): How They’re Made

January 29, 2016

Here’s the summary for today’s post: Organometallics: What About The Rest Of The Periodic Table? In this whole series on organometallics so far has covered exactly TWO metals: lithium and magnesium (with a…

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Hydroboration of Alkenes

Hydroboration of Alkenes

March 22, 2013

So far in this series on alkenes, we’ve gone through two families of mechanism pathways. In the carbocation pathway, we saw reactions that proceed with “Markovnikov” regioselectivity, a mixture of &#…

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Reaction Friday – Reduction of Alkynes to Alkenes with Na/NH3

Reaction Friday – Reduction of Alkynes to Alkenes with Na/NH3

April 6, 2012

My apologies for the interruption. I seem to have wrested control of my blog back from the cats for now, but I’m not sure how long this will last. Clever little bugger. One thing I can say though – the cat…

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Reagent Friday: Zinc Amalgam (Zn-Hg)

Reagent Friday: Zinc Amalgam (Zn-Hg)

December 9, 2011

In a blatant plug for the Reagent Guide and the Reagents App for iPhone, each Friday  I profile a different reagent that is commonly encountered in Org 1/ Org 2.  What it’s used for: For our purposes, zinc…

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Reagent Friday: Palladium on Carbon (Pd/C)

Reagent Friday: Palladium on Carbon (Pd/C)

November 25, 2011

In a blatant plug for the Reagent Guide and the Reagents App for iPhone, each Friday  I profile a different reagent that is commonly encountered in Org 1/ Org 2.  It’s almost been 100 years since Paul Saba…

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Reagent Friday: Raney Nickel

Reagent Friday: Raney Nickel

September 30, 2011

In a blatant plug for the Reagent Guide and the Reagents App for iPhone, each Friday  I profile a different reagent that is commonly encountered in Org 1/ Org 2.  Named reagents have a slightly mysterious air to…

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Reagent Friday: Di-isobutyl Aluminum Hydride (DIBAL)

Reagent Friday: Di-isobutyl Aluminum Hydride (DIBAL)

August 26, 2011

In a blatant plug for the Reagent Guide, each Friday  I profile a different reagent that is commonly encountered in Org 1/ Org 2. Version 1.2 just got released, with a host of corrections and a new page index.  DIB…

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Summary Sheet #8: The Oxidation Ladder

Summary Sheet #8: The Oxidation Ladder

August 15, 2011

Following up on this post, here’s an attempt at trying to put many of the reactions in organic chemistry in perspective, from the standpoint of oxidation state. Note that there’s a lot of gaps – very…

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Oxidation Ladders

Oxidation Ladders

August 8, 2011

Once you get a handle on oxidations and reductions, you might start to notice that with some molecules these reactions can proceed in sequences. For example, if you start with an alkane with a CH3 group, the alkane ca…

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