FISCHER ESTERIFICATION MECHANISM

FISCHER ESTERIFICATION MECHANISM - Then a loss and regain...

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Fischer esterification mechanism Overview: The general form of Fischer esterification mechanism is as follows: The first step involves protonation of the carbonyl oxygen, followed by the nucleophillic attack of the alcohol.
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Unformatted text preview: Then a loss and regain of a proton, followed by loss of water as electrons from the alcohol oxygen kick down to form the double bond. Loss of a proton yields the ester. Example of fischer esterification:...
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2008 for the course CHEM 261 taught by Professor Austell during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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