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ERIC Number: EJ820286
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Reactivity of the Monoterpenoid Nerol with p-Toluenesulfonic and Chlorosulfonic Acids: Selective Syntheses of alpha-Terpineol and alpha-Cyclogeraniol. An Activity for the Undergraduate Organic Lab
Linares-Palomino, Pablo J.; Salido, Sofia; Altarejos, Joaquin; Nogueras, Manuel; Sanchez, Adolfo
Journal of Chemical Education, v83 n7 p1052-1054 Jul 2006
The selective syntheses of the cyclic monoterpenoids alpha-terpineol or alpha-cyclogeraniol from the acyclic monoterpenoid nerol using p-toluenesulfonic acid or chlorosulfonic acid as cyclizing agents, respectively, are described. The different behavior of nerol under diverse experimental conditions such as nature of the acid agents, solvents, and reaction temperatures is analyzed. The didactic usefulness of these experiments has been rationalized. (Contains 3 schemes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A