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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 howRead more
Treatment of alcohols with thionyl chloride (SOCl2) converts alcohols to alkyl chlorides. When the reaction is performed on secondary alcohols with a stereocenter, the reactionRead more
Today’s video is about the formation of acetals from aldehydes and ketones, an important method for the protection of the carbonyl group. One thing IRead more
Grignard reagents are very useful carbon-based nucleophiles and will readily form carbon-carbon bonds with carbonyl compounds. Here the reaction of Grignard reagents with ketones isRead more
Reaction Friday is back!!! Today’s video is on a commonly encountered reaction for making alcohols, the oxymercuration of alkenes using Hg(OAc)2 and water, followed byRead more