Show, by a series of steps, how would you prepare the following compounds from the indicated compound.
Be sure to clearly indicate the reagents used in each step.
- Propanal to 3-heptanone
Grignard reaction is the reaction between a carbonyl and an organomagnesium halide to form an alcohol. This reaction can also be taken advantage of to synthesize longer organic compounds from short ones.
Answer and Explanation: 1
The steps for the conversion of propanal to 3-heptanone are described as follows:
STEP 1. Propanal is reacted with butylmagnesium bromide, and then...
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fromChapter 10 / Lesson 28
In this lesson, we'll learn about the Grignard reaction. We'll see how the reaction occurs with ketones and aldehydes, as well as how water and alcohols prevent this reaction from occurring.