Posted 8 December 2016 - 06:34 PM
The following reaction(see photo attached) was talked about on a lecture I watched on YouTube.
There was no mechanism mentioned so I tried to work it out myself.
Can you confirm if I'm on the right track?
Firstly the Na H (in excess) would de protonate all of the OH groups on the glucose molecule.
Then the now O- groups would react by SN2 pathway on the benzyl chloride molecules. Now all the former O- groups would be joined to benzyl CH2 units?
Posted 9 December 2016 - 08:04 PM
Posted 10 December 2016 - 07:57 AM
Interesting that you say SN1 as the teacher says this would go by SN2 alkylation.
If it went by SN1 then you get a primary carbocation?
Posted 10 December 2016 - 08:56 AM
Posted 10 December 2016 - 11:35 AM
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