MS 4540 - Alcohols, Ethers, and Epoxides Submitted by greenchemgirl on February 4, 2015.

Textbook and Chapters: Brown 6th Ed. (2011), Chapters 10, 11

Keywords: alcohols, epoxides, ethers, organic chemistry

Description: Reactions of Alcohols, Ethers, and Epoxides

Total Problems: 12

MS 918 - Epoxide and Ether Practice Submitted by Matt on August 6, 2011.

Textbook and Chapter: Carey and Giuliano 8th Ed. (2010), Chapter 16

Keywords: epoxides, Williamson ether synthesis

Description: Covers the major topics dealing with ethers and epoxides:

  • Boiling points and water solubilities of alcohols, ethers, and carbonyls
  • Crown ethers
  • Synthesis problems involving the Williamson ether synthesis and epoxides
  • Acidic and basic ring opening of epoxides
  • Acid catalized hydrolysis of ethers
  • Total Problems: 7

    Problem # 723

    Show how to prepare each compound from vinyl benzene.

    How would you prepare the methyl ester of each compound?

    Problem # 702

    Show how to prepare each compound starting from propylene oxide.

    (Propylene oxide image below courtesy of Wikipedia.)

    Problem # 699

    Show how each compound can be prepared from the indicated starting material.

    All carbon sources must contain three carbons or less.

    Problem # 673

    Show how each compound can be prepared from an alkene containing 3 carbons (or less).

    Each answer will involve the reaction of a Grignard with either a carbonyl or epoxide.

    Note: epoxides are prepared from alkenes using a peroxy acid (epoxidation) such as mCPBA.