ERIC Number: EJ267471
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
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A Hydration of an Alkyne Illustrating Steam and Vacuum Distillation.
Wasacz, J. P.; Badding, V. G.
Journal of Chemical Education, v59 n8 p694-95 Aug 1982
Reports on the conversion 2,5-dimethylhexyne-2,5-diol(I) to 2,2,5,5-tetramethyltetrahydrofuran-3-one(II) using aqueous mercuric sulfate without the use of acid. The experiment has been successfully performed in introductory organic chemistry laboratories demonstrating alkyne hydration, steam distillation, vacuum distillation, drying of organic liquid, stereochemistry, ketone synthesis, keto-enol tautomerism, cyclic ether synthesis, and salting-out techniques. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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