a) Draw a structure for the neutral (uncharged) organic product of the reaction below.
b) Draw the arrows showing electron movement.
Formation of an ether:
For this reaction, the sodium amide reacts as a non-nucleophilic base. Sodium amine will react with the alcohol to generate a nucleophile with will react with the tosylate via substitution reaction to give an ether product.
Answer and Explanation:
(a) The product of the reaction is given below.
(b) The mechanism to shown formation of product is given below.
Step 1: Sodium amide (NaH)...
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from Organic & Inorganic Compounds Study GuideChapter 10 / Lesson 2