Chapter 18 Templates - Chapter18:Ethers,Epoxides,Thiols,andSulfides Ethers /stable.Goodforsolvents (ROOR Alcohols Ethers Thiols Sulfides 1

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1 Chapter 18: Ethers, Epoxides, Thiols, and Sulfides Ethers: Quick Structural Comparisons: Alcohols: Ethers: Thiols: Sulfides: Relatively unreactive/stable. Good for solvents. Can form explosive peroxides (R­O­O­R')
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2 Ether Nomenclature: Method 1: Method 2: In the case of simple ethers with no other functional groups, name the two organic groups and add "ether" to the end If other functional groups are present, the ether portion is considered a substituent (alkoxy group)
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3 Structure and Physical Properties of Ethers: Bond angles are approx. 112 o Oxygen atom is sp 3 hybridized Boiling points are comparable with similar alkanes (MW and branching)
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4 Formation of Ethers Acid Catalyzed Dehydration of Alcohols: Williamson Ether Synthesis: General Reaction Formation of the metal alkoxide, followed by S N 2 displacement of the leaving group Metal alkoxide + 1 o alkyl halide/tosylates Unsymmetrical ethers should be synthesized by reacting the more hindered alkoxide with the less hindered alkyl halide/tosylate
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5 Practice Problems:
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Alkoxymercuration of Alkenes
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2012 for the course CHEM 234-54 taught by Professor Morrison during the Fall '09 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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Chapter 18 Templates - Chapter18:Ethers,Epoxides,Thiols,andSulfides Ethers /stable.Goodforsolvents (ROOR Alcohols Ethers Thiols Sulfides 1

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