Chem2O6 - 1997/98

Problem Set #10 January 16, 1998

1. Propose a mechanism for the following reaction -

2. Show how you would convert (R)-2-butanol to (S)-2-butanethiol?

3. Give the structural formula of an alkene and show the reagents needed to make the following alcohols.

A) 2-Butanol

B) 1-Hexanol

C) 2-Methyl-1-heptanol

4. Triethanolamine (TEA) is used in industry to remove acid components from gas streams. It also finds extensive use as a buffer in biological systems. "TEA" is made from ammonia and ethylene oxide as shown below. Show how this synthesis occurs and propose a mechanism for one of the steps.

5. Show you would effect the following reaction.

6. Try question 12.43 in Ege.

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