AlphaCarbon_Cannizzaro

AlphaCarbon_Cannizzaro - reaction: O H O H H (large excess)...

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When this reaction is carried out with conc. NaOH , the disproportionation takes place ( Cannizzaro Reaction ): See Problem 76 in Chapter 18 (p. 905) for the mechanism H O 2 heat conc. NaOH O - Na + O OH + oxidation product reduction product
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Unformatted text preview: reaction: O H O H H (large excess) Ca(OH) 2 OH OH HO OH pentaerythritol An industrial process for preparation of pentaerythritol [HINT: the last step of the process involves a crossed Cannizzaro reaction ]...
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2011 for the course CHEM 2262 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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