hydride reduction

MS 917 - Alcohol and Carbonyl Redox Submitted by Matt on August 6, 2011.

Textbook and Chapter: Carey and Giuliano 8th Ed. (2010), Chapter 15

Keywords: alcohols, hydride reduction, oxidation

Description: Goes over how alcohols can be oxidized to form aldehydes/ketones and carboxylic acids, which can be transformed further using Grignard reagents, hydride reagents such as NaBH4, and by performing Fischer esterification. Includes several synthesis problems involving carbonyls and epoxides. Also includes an NMR based problem.

Total Problems: 5

Problem # 678

Draw the structure of the major organic product from each reaction sequence.

Problem # 674

Show a mechanism for the reduction of butyrolactone using LiAlH4.