Williamson ether synthesis

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 # 703

    Show two ways to prepare the ether below from a combination of an alcohol and an alkyl halide via the Williamson ether synthesis.

    Is one way better than the other? Why?

    Problem # 699

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

    All carbon sources must contain three carbons or less.