Synthesis of Carboxylic Acids

1 Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides… Synthesis of Carboxylic Acids 1. From 1º Alcohols and Aldehydes: O...
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Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides…

Synthesis of Carboxylic Acids 1. From 1º Alcohols and Aldehydes: Oxidation (Section 11-2B and 18-20) O H2CrO4

R OH 1º Alcohol



R

O

H2CrO4

OH

R

H

No mechanism required for the reaction

2. From Alkenes: Oxidative Cleavage: (Section 8-15A and 9-10) H R2

R

O

KMnO4

R OH acid

R1

• • •

+

O R1 R2 ketone

No mechanism required for the reaction Where C=C begins, C=O ends. But where an attached H begins, an OH ends. RCH=CHR would give two acids; RCH=CH2 would give an acid and carbonic acid (H2CO3), etc..

3. From Aromatics: Oxidation of Alkylbenzenes (Section 17-14A) O KMnO4

• •

OH

No mechanism required for the reduction While toluenes (methylbenzenes) oxidize especially well, other alkyl benzenes can also be oxidized in this way.

4. From 1,3-Diesters: Via Hydrolysis/Decarboxylation: (Chapter 22) O RO

O

O

1. NaOR OR



2. R-X

O

RO

OR R

O

H3O+, heat

O

HO

O OH

HO

R

R

Mechanism: Deprotation/Alkylation covered previously. The hydrolysis of the esters to acids will be required (see reaction 8b)

Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides…

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5. From Grignard Reagents: Via Carboxylation: (Section 20-8B) 1. CO2 R-MgX

R-CO2H 2.

R

H+

Mg

X

Alkyl or Aryl Halide

ether

R

1. CO2

MgX

O R

2. H+

Grignard Reagent

-

O

Protonate R

O

OH

Access: Alkyl or Aryl Acids Alkyl group can be 1º, 2º, or 3º Mechanism required. (From Grignard on.)

• • •

6. From Nitriles: Hydrolysis (Section 20-8C) R C N

O

H+, H2O R

OH

Mechanism not required.



7. From Halides: Either via Formation and Carboxylation of Grignards (Reaction 5) or via Formation and Hydrolysis of Nitriles (Reaction 6)

R

Mg

X

Alkyl or Aryl Halide

ether

R

MgX

Grignard Reagent

1. CO2

O

2. H+

R

O

Protonate

O R

OH

NaCN If R-X is 1º alkyl halide

• • •

R C N

O

H+, H2O R

OH

Formation/Hydrolysis of Nitriles Requires a 1º Alkyl Halide to begin, since the formation of the nitrile proceeds via SN2 Reaction via the Grignard has no such limitation For 1º alkyl halides, the formation/hydrolysis of the nitrile is technically easier, since there is no need to handle air-sensitive Grignard reagents

Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides…

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8. From Acid Chlorides, Anhydrides, Esters, or Amides: Hydrolysis (Section 20-8C) a) “Downhill” hydrolysis: From acids or anhydrides with NEUTRAL WATER alone • mechanism required: addition-elimination-deprotonation O

O

H2O

R Cl Chloride ("Cl") O

O

R

+ H-Cl

OH

O

H2O

R O R' Anhydride ("A")

O

R

OH

+

HO

R'

b) “Lateral” hydrolysis: From esters with water and acid catalysis (ACID WATER) • mechanism required: protonation-addition-deprotonation (to hemiacetal intermediate) followed by protonation-elimination-deprotonation (hemiacetal to acid) • These reactions are under equilibrium control. With excess water, you go to the acid. With removal of water and/or excess alcohol, the equilibrium favors the ester O

H2O, H+

R OR1 Ester ("E")

O

ROH, H+

R

+ OH

OH R'OH

via

R

hemiacetal

OH OR1

c) “Basic” hydrolysis using NaOH (BASIC WATER) (always downhill) followed by H+ workup • mechanism required: addition-elimination-deprotonation (to carboxylate intermediate) followed by protonation • Since the reaction with NaOH is always downhill, all of these reactions work O R Cl Chloride ("Cl") O

O

1. NaOH

O

2. H+ 1. NaOH

R O R' + Anhydride ("A") 2. H O R OR' Ester ("E") O R NHR Amide ("N")

R

OH

O R

2.

R

1. NaOH 2. H+

O

O OH

+

HO

R'

via

OH

R'OH

via

O OH

+

RNH 2

-

R O Carboxylate ("O")

O R

-

R O Carboxylate ("O") O

+

-

R O Carboxylate ("O")

O

1. NaOH H+

O via

+ H-Cl

via

-

R O Carboxylate ("O")

Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides…

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Reactions of Carboxylic Acids 9. Reaction as a proton Acid (Section 20-4, 20-5) O R

NaOH (or other bases, including amines)

O

OH

H-X (proton acid)

• • • • • • •

-

+

R O Na carboxylate salt (basic)

Mechanism: Required (deprotonation) Reverse Mechanism: Required (protonation) Carboxylic acids are completely converted to carboxylate salts by base Carboxylate salts are completely neutralized back to carboxylic acids by strong acid The resonanance stabilization makes carboxylates much more stable than hydroxide or alkoxide anions, which is why the parents are carboxylic “acids” Carboxylic acids are more acidic than ammonium salts Patterns in acid strength: Reflect stabilization/destabilization factors on the carboxylate o Electron donors destabilize the carboxylate anion, so make the parent acid less acidic o Electron withdrawers stabilize the carboxylate anion, so make the parent acid more acidic

10. Conversion to Acid Chlorides (Section 20-11, 21-5) O R

OH

• • •

O

SOCl2 R

O Cl

R

O

SOCl2 ONa

R

Cl

Mechanism: Not Required Easy (but smelly) reaction. Side products HCl and SO2 are gases, so can just evaporate away leaving clean, useful product. So no workup is required, nice! Extremely useful because the acid chlorides are so reactive, and can be converted into esters, anhydrides, or amides.

11. Indirect Conversion to Anhydrides (Section 21-5) O R

OH

• • •

O

1. SOCl2 2. R'CO2H

R

O Cl

R

O O

R'

mechanism required for acid chloride to anhydride conversion: additionelimination-deprotonation Conversion of the acid chloride to the anhydride is a “downhill” reaction energetically. Conversion of the acid to the anhydride directly would be an “uphill” reaction

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Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides… 12. Direct Conversion to Esters (Sections 20-10-12, 21-5) O R

OH

• • • •

OH

R'OH, H+ H2O, H +

R

O

OH OR'

R

OR'

mechanism required: protonation-addition-deprotonation (to hemiacetal intermediate) followed by protonation-elimination-deprotonation (hemiacetal to ester) These reactions are under equilibrium control. With excess water, you go to the acid. With removal of water and/or excess alcohol, the equilibrium favors the ester This is a “lateral” reaction, neither uphill nor downhill energetically This is the exact reverse of reaction 8b

13. Indirect Conversion to Esters via Acid Chlorides (Sections 20-10-12, 21-5) O R

OH 2. R'OH

• •

O

1. SOCl2 R

O Cl

R

OR'

mechanism required for acid chloride to ester conversion: addition-eliminationdeprotonation Conversion of the acid chloride to the ester is a “downhill” reaction energetically.

14. Direct Conversion to Amides (Sections 20-11, 20-13, 21-5) O R

OH

• • •

O

RNH 2, heat R

NHR

mechanism not required This is a “downhill” reaction energetically, but is complicated and retarded by acid-base reactions. Normally the “indirect) conversion is more clean in the laboratory This reaction occurs routinely under biological conditions, in which enzymes catalyze the process rapidly even at mild biological temperatures.

15. Indirect Conversion to Amides (Sections 20-11, 20-13, 21-5) O R

OH

• •

O

1. SOCl2 2. RNH 2

R

O Cl

R

NHR

mechanism required for acid chloride to amide conversion: elimination-deprotonation This reaction sequence works very well in the laboratory

addition-

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Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides… 16. Reduction to Primary Alcohol (Sections 10-11, 20-14) O R

OH

1. LiAlH4 OH



R

2. H+

mechanism not required

17. Alkylation to Form Ketones (Section 18-19, 20-15) O

Ph OH 2. H+ acid

O

1. 2 RLi

Ph OH 2. H+ acid



O

1. 2 RLi

Ph R ketone

O Ph

OLi

carboxylate anion

mechanism not required

LiO

OLi

Ph

R

tetrahedral dianion

acid

HO

OH

Ph

R

tetrahedral "hydrate"

acid

O Ph R ketone

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Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides… 18. Interconversions of Acids and Acid Derivatives (Section 21-5 and many others) O Acid Chloride ("Cl")

O Anhydride (A") R

R

Cl

O O

SOCl2 R' SOCl2 O

Ester ("E") = Acid

O

R OR Ester

R OH Acid

O Amide ("N")

O Carboxylate ("O")

• • • •



R

R

NHR

-

O

“Cl-A-vE-N-O” Chlorides-Anhydrides-Esters (and Acids)-Amides-Carboxylates Any downhill step can be done directly Any “lateral” step (acid to ester or vice-versa) can be done with acid Any “uphill” sequence requires going up through the Acid Chloride, either directly (from an acid or a carboxylate) or indirectly (conversion to carboxylate; react with SOCl2 to get to the top; then go downhill from there.) Mechanism is required for any downhill conversion and is the same: protonationaddition-deprotonation (addition to produce the hemiacetal intermediate) followed by protonation-elimination-deprotonation (elimination)

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Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides… Mechanisms A. Miscellaneous 5. From Grignard Reagents: Via Carboxylation:

-

O

O C O

R

R

H+

O

-

O

R

OH

exactly like any Grignard reaction



9. Reaction as a Proton Acid

-OH

O R

O

OH

-

O

R

B. Any “Downhill” Interconversions (8a, 8c, 11, 13, 15, 18): All Proceed by AdditionElimination-Deprotonation General O R

Examples Reaction 8a O R

Cl

Y

Add

-

HO-H Add

-

O

Z-H

O

+H

O R Cl H

R

+ Z H

Y

-

O

-Cl Elim

-

-Y Elim

+H

O H

R

O R

+ Z H

-

-

Deprot

O R

Z

O

Cl

Deprot

Y

OH

R

Reaction 8c (Note: Slightly different because hydroxide nucleophile is anionic, not neutral; and product carboxylate is anionic, not neutral)

-

O R

OH OMe

Add

O

R

MeO-H Cl

Add

Reaction 15 O R

MeNH-H Cl

Add

-

-MeO O H R Elim OMe

Reaction 13 O

-

O

-

+H

O R Cl Me

-

O R

-

-Cl Elim

O H + -Cl N H R Elim Cl Me

-

O H

O R

+H

O Me

O H + N H R Me

-OMe Deprot

O

-

O

Cl

Deprot

OMe

R

-

O

Cl

Deprot

-

O

R

R

NHMe

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Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides…

C. “Lateral” Interconversions (8b/12): Acid-Catalyzed conversion from Ester to Acid (8b) or From Acid to Ester (12): (ACID WATER) • General Mechanism: protonation-addition-deprotonation (acid-catalyzed addition to a carbonyl to produce the tetrahedral hemiacetal intermediate) followed by protonationelimination-deprotonation (acid catalyzed elimination) Examples Reaction 8b: Ester to Acid O

+

+

H

OH

R OR1 Protonate Ester

R

OH

HO-H OR1

R

Add

+H

O OR1 H

OH

+

-H

Deprotonate

R

OH OR1 hemiacetal

+

H

Protonate

R OH Acid

-H

Deprotonate

+

R OH Acid

+

H

OH

Protonate

R

+ OH

OH

Eliminate -R 1OH

R H

Reaction 12: Acid to Ester O

O H

+

O

R

OH

OH

R1OH R

Add

H

OH OR1

+

Deprotonate

+

OH

+

-H

OH OR1

R

OH OR1 hemiacetal

+

H

Protonate O R

OR1 Ester

O H

+

-H

Deprotonate

R

+ OR1

OH

Eliminate -R 1OH

R

+

OH OR1 2

Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides… Nomenclature (20.2) Formal: alkanoic acid (space in between) -highest priority of any functional group O H

OH O

H 3C

Common Formic acid

Ethanoic acid

Acetic acid

Benzoic acid

Benzoic acid

OH

O Ph

Formal Methanoic acid

OH O

Pentanoic acid

OH

O

(S)-2-aminobutanoic acid

OH H

NH2

1. Nomenclature. Provide names or structures for the following. O

a. 3-phenylbutanoic acid

OH

Cl

b. 2,2-dichloropropanoic acid

Cl

O OH

c. 2-hydroxy-3-propanoyl-4-ethoxy-5-amino-6-hydroxyheptanoic acid O

O

NH2

HO OH

O

OH

Physical Properties (Section 20.3) Boiling Points: (weight being equal): acid > alcohol > 1,2º amines > non-H-bonders • Acids boil about 20º higher than same-weight alcohols • First four acids are completely water soluble Water solubility (weight being equal): amines > acids ? ketones, alcohols, ethers >> alkanes • Basicity is more important than acidity 2. Circle the one with higher boiling point, and square the one with the greater solubility in water. O

O OH

OH

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Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides…

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Acidity/Basicity Table 19.2: With both Neutral and Cationic Acids and both Neutral and Anionic Bases (Section 20-4) Class Strong Acids

Hydronium Carboxylic Acid

Structure

Ka

H-Cl, H2SO4

102

H3O+, ROH+ cationic

100

Most acidic

R

Cl

OH

R

H N

O HO S O O

,

Base Strength Least basic

H2O, HOR neutral

Cuz

R

O

10-10

People

O

10-12

R

Smell Awful! Humans

O

OH

R

Base

10-5

O

Phenol

Ammonium Ion (Charged)

Acid Strength

R

Against

R N

R

Neutral, but basic!

Charged, but only weakly acidic!

Water

HOH

10-16

Alcohol

ROH

10-17

Ketones and Aldehydes

O

10-20

Working

HO

Are

RO O

! H

Kingdoms !

Amine (N-H)

(iPr)2N-H

10-33

Alkane (C-H)

RCH3

10-50

Animal

(iPr)2N Li Least acidic

RCH2

Most basic

All

Quick Checklist of Acid/Base Factors 1. Charge 2. Electronegativity 3. Resonance/Conjugation 4. Hybridization 5. Impact of Electron Donors/Withdrawers 6. Amines/Ammoniums  When comparing/ranking any two acids or bases, go through the above checklist to see which factors apply and might differentiate the two.  When A neutral acid is involved, it’s often best to draw the conjugate anionic bases, and to think from the anion stability side.

Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides…

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Acidity (20-4) O R

O

-H OH

R

O O

R

O

Anion is stabilized by conjugation/resonance Charge dispersal Carboxylate is an anion, so is stabilized by electron withdrawing groups (increasing acidity) and destabilized by electron donating groups (decreasing acidity)

• • •

10-5

O

Carboxylic Acid

R

Ammonium Ion (Charged)

O

OH

R R

R

10-12

H N

R

R

10-17

ROH

R N

R

Neutral, but basic!

Charged, but only weakly acidic!

Alcohol

O

RO

Acids are a million times more acidic than average ammoniums (despite charge) Acids are trillions more acidic than alcohols

• •

Amino Acids: o Which way does the equilibrium lie? o Equilibrium always favors the weaker acid and weaker base? o What happens under acid conditions, and what happens under base conditions? O R

O OH H

H NH3 Both are in acid form at acidic pH

acid

R

stronger acid OH

Eq. favors H NH2 weaker acid stronger base and weaker base

O R

OH base

O H NH3 weaker base

weaker acid Both are in ionic form at neutral pH

O R

O H NH2 base base Both are in base form under basic conditions

3. Carboxylic Acids as Acids. Rank the acidity of the following groups, 1 being most acidic and 3 being least acidic. [Remember: the best guideline for acidity is the stability of the anion!] a.

acetic acid 1 Stability of conjugate anions b.

ethanol 3

phenol 2

propanoic acid CH3NH3Cl (CH3)3NHCl 1 2 3 1. carb acids beat ammoniums. 2. Alkyl donors stabilize ammoniums and reduce their acidity

Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides…

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Substituent Effects (20.4B) • Withdrawers stabilize anions, increase acidity • Donors destabilize anions, reduce acidity • Opposite from the effect of donors and withdrawers on amines and ammoniums 4. Carboxylic Acids as Acids. Rank the acidity of the following groups, 1 being most acidic and 3 being least acidic. [Remember: the best guideline for acidity is the stability of the anion!] a.

propanoc acid 3

3-Chloropropanoic acid 2

2-fluoropropanoic acid 1

Electron withdrawing groups stabilize carboxylate anion. The stronger and closer, the better. b.

benzoic acid 2

p-methylbenzoic acid 3

p-nitrobenzoic acid 1

Donor (methyl) destabilizes carboxylate. Withdrawer (nitro) stabilizes carboxylate. 5. For each of the following acid/base reactions, draw a circle around the weakest base, and draw an arrow to show whether the reaction would proceed from left to right, or from right to left. OH + NaOH

ONa + HOH

a.

Ph OH

+ NaOH

Ph ONa + HOH

Alkyl donor destabilizes the anion on the right side

Resonance stabilizes right side

b. O

O + NaOH

+ HOH

OH

Resonance stabilizes anion on right side

ONa

c. O OH Ka=10-5

d.

O + NaHCO3

ONa

+ H2CO3 Ka=10-7

The left acid is the stronger based on Ka. Equilibria always go from stronger to weaker. And the conjugate base of the stronger acid is always the weaker, more stable base. The reason bicarbonate is a stronger, less stable base than the carboxylate shown is because the extra oxygen on bicarbonate is an electron donor, and thus destabilizes the anion.

Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides…

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20.5 Carboxylate Salts RCO2H + NaOH  RCO2Na + H2O • • • •

Produces weaker acid and base

Easy to make Ionic  water soluble Acids are soluble in NaOH/water or NaHCO3/H2O Weak bases, react with HCl  RCO2H Named: sodium alkanoate

Purification Schemes for Acids from other Organics Based on Acidity a. Dissolve acid and neutral organic in ether b. Treat with NaOH/water • Neutral stays neutral, goes in ether layer • Acid is deprotonated to RCO2Na, goes into water layer c. Concentrate ether layer  pure neutral organic d. Add HCl to aqueous layer, results in: RCO2Na + HCl  RCO2H e. Neutral RCO2H now has low solubility in water, so can be harvested by filtration (if solid) or by organic extraction 6. Design a solubility flow chart to separate benzoic acid ("A") from acetophenone PhC(O)CH3 ("B"). Make sure that your plan enables you to isolate both “A” and “B”. O

Dissolve A + B in ether

O OH

A

Add NaOH

B neutral

B

ether layer concentrate (boil off ether)

water layer

anion

A

Add excess HCl A neutral, insoluble in water Ether filter to get A, if it's a solid. Otherwise add ether to extract it, then boil off the ether layer to isolate pure A.

B

Soaps (20.6, 25.4) (not for test) RCO2Na with variable long alkyl chains Ex: C17H35CO2 Na Carboxylate head: hydrophilic  water soluble Hydrocarbon tail: hydrophobic  can dissolve grease and organic materials Form “micelles” in water The hydrophobic hydrocarbon tails (strings) self-aggregate, while the ionic heads (circles) keep the microdroplet soluble in water. Organic materials can be dissolved inside the organic center, and carried through the water. Thus grease gets dissolved, and dirt protected by grease is freed.

water

water organic water

water

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Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides… B. Synthesis of Carboxylic Acids

Synthesis of Carboxylic Acids

Review (20.8) 1. From 1º Alcohols and Aldehydes: Oxidation (Section 11-2B and 18-20) O H2CrO4

R OH 1º Alcohol



R

O

H2CrO4

OH

R

H

No mechanism required for the reaction

2. From Alkenes: Oxidative Cleavage: (Section 8-15A and 9-10) H R2

R

O

KMnO4

R OH acid

R1

• • •

+

O R1 R2 ketone

No mechanism required for the reaction Where C=C begins, C=O ends. But where an attached H begins, an OH ends. RCH=CHR would give two acids; RCH=CH2 would give an acid and carbonic acid (H2CO3), etc..

3. From Aromatics: Oxidation of Alkylbenzenes (Section 17-14A) O KMnO4

• •

OH

No mechanism required for the reduction While toluenes (methylbenzenes) oxidize especially well, other alkyl benzenes can also be oxidized in this way.

4. From 1,3-Diesters: Via Hydrolysis/Decarboxylation: (Chapter 22) O RO

O

O

1. NaOR OR



2. R-X

O

RO

OR R

O

H3O+, heat

O

HO

O OH

HO

R

R

Mechanism: Deprotation/Alkylation covered previously. The hydrolysis of the esters to acids will be required (see reaction 8b)

Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides…

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New Routes 5. From Grignard Reagents: Via Carboxylation: (Section 20-8B) 1. CO2 R-MgX

R-CO2H 2.

R

H+

Mg

X

Alkyl or Aryl Halide

ether

R

1. CO2

MgX

O R

2. H+

Grignard Reagent

-

O

Protonate R

O

OH

Access: Alkyl or Aryl Acids Alkyl group can be 1º, 2º, or 3º Mechanism required. (From Grignard on.)

• • •

6. From Nitriles: Hydrolysis (Section 20-8C) R C N

O

H+, H2O R

OH

Mechanism not required.



7. From Halides: Either via Formation and Carboxylation of Grignards (Reaction 5) or via Formation and Hydrolysis of Nitriles (Reaction 6)

R

Mg

X

Alkyl or Aryl Halide

ether

R

MgX

Grignard Reagent

1. CO2

O

2. H+

R

O

Protonate

O R

OH

NaCN If R-X is 1º alkyl halide

• • •

R C N

O

H+, H2O R

OH

Formation/Hydrolysis of Nitriles Requires a 1º Alkyl Halide to begin, since the formation of the nitrile proceeds via SN2 Reaction via the Grignard has no such limitation For 1º alkyl halides, the formation/hydrolysis of the nitrile is technically easier, since there is no need to handle air-sensitive Grignard reagents

Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides… Problems 1. Preparation of Carboxylic Acids. Fill in the blanks for the following reactions. O

H2CrO4 OH

OH

(C3H8O)

a.

1. Mg 2. epoxide; H2O 3. H2CrO4

Bromobenzene

OH

O

b.

OH

1. KMnO4/NaOH/heat 2. H+

Ph

Ph

O

(+ carbonic acid)

c.

Benzene

Br2 FeBr3

Mg

Ph-Br

Ph-MgBr

1. CO2 2. H+

PhCO2H

d.

OH

1. 2.

O

PBr3 CN

OH

NaCN

e.

Ph

f.

Br

H3O+

1. NaCN 2. H3O+

OH Ph O

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Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides…

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8. From Acid Chlorides, Anhydrides, Esters, or Amides: Hydrolysis (Section 20-8C) a) “Downhill” hydrolysis: From acids or anhydrides with NEUTRAL WATER alone • mechanism required: addition-elimination-deprotonation O

O

H2O

R Cl Chloride ("Cl") O

O

R

+ H-Cl

OH

O

H2O

R O R' Anhydride ("A")

O

R

OH

+

HO

R'

b) “Lateral” hydrolysis: From esters with water and acid catalysis (ACID WATER) • mechanism required: protonation-addition-deprotonation (to hemiacetal intermediate) followed by protonation-elimination-deprotonation (hemiacetal to acid) • These reactions are under equilibrium control. With excess water, you go to the acid. With removal of water and/or excess alcohol, the equilibrium favors the ester O

H2O, H+

R OR1 Ester ("E")

ROH, H+

O R

+ OH

OH R'OH

via

R

hemiacetal

OH OR1

c) “Basic” hydrolysis using NaOH (BASIC WATER) (always downhill) followed by H+ workup • mechanism required: addition-elimination-deprotonation (to carboxylate intermediate) followed by protonation • Since the reaction with NaOH is always downhill, all of these reactions work O R Cl Chloride ("Cl") O

O

2. H+

O

R

1. NaOH

R O R' + Anhydride ("A") 2. H

O

2. H+

O R

NHR 2. H+

O

O OH

+

HO

R'

via

R

OH

R'OH

via

O

R

OH

RNH 2

-

R O Carboxylate ("O")

O +

-

R O Carboxylate ("O") O

+

-

R O Carboxylate ("O")

O

1. NaOH

Amide ("N")

O via

+ H-Cl

OH

1. NaOH

R OR' Ester ("E")

R

O

1. NaOH

via

-

R O Carboxylate ("O")

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Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides… Interconversions and Reactivity of Acids and Acid Derivatives (Section 21-5 and others) O Acid Chloride ("Cl") R

O

O O

SOCl2

H 2O

Anhydride (A") R

Cl

R' SOCl2

H2O O Ester ("E") = Acid

H2O, H

R OR Ester

O OH

R OH Acid

OH

H

O Amide ("N")

R

NHR

OH

OH O

Carboxylate ("O")

• • • •



R

-

O

“Cl-A-vE-N-O” Chlorides-Anhydrides-Esters (and Acids)-Amides-Carboxylates Any downhill step can be done directly Any “lateral” step (acid to ester or vice-versa) can be done with acid Any “uphill” sequence requires protonation or going up through the Acid Chloride, either directly (from an acid or a carboxylate) or indirectly (conversion to carboxylate; react with SOCl2 to get to the top; then go downhill from there.) Mechanism is required for any downhill conversion and is the same: protonationaddition-deprotonation (addition to produce the hemiacetal intermediate) followed by protonation-elimination-deprotonation (elimination)

“Cl-A-vE-N-O” applied to Hydrolysis 1. Chlorides and Anhydrides are “above” acids, so can be converted to acids by direct hydrolysis with neutral water 2. Esters are “lateral” to acids, so can be hydrolyzed to acids by acid-catalyzed hydrolysis 3. Chloride, anhydrides, esters, and amides can all be base-hydrolyzed (NaOH/water) to carboxylates. • Subsequent acid workup protonates the carboxylate and produces the acid • Base hydrolysis always works 4. For amides, basic hydrolysis is the only way to do it

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Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides…

2. For the following problems, draw the starting materials that would give the indicated hydrolysis products. • All of these are drawn as basic hydrolyses, but some could also be done using neutral water or acidic water. Mark which could proceed using neutral hydrolysis or acid-catalyzed hydrolysis in addition to via basic hydrolysis. O OMe

O

OH + MeOH

2. H3O+ O

1. NaOH, H2O NHMe

O

OH + MeNH2

2. H3O+ O

1. NaOH, H2O NH2

O

O

1. NaOH, H2O

2.

O

OH + NH3

H3O+ O

1. NaOH, H2O

OH + HO

Ph

O

2. H3

O+

Ph

O

2. H3

Ph

O

1. NaOH, H2O

O

O

OH + HO

O+

Ph

Mechanism: General Mechanism for Any “Downhill” Cl-A-vE-N-O Interconversions (8a, 8c, 11, 13, 15, 18): All Proceed by Addition-Elimination-Deprotonation General O R

-

O

Z-H Y

Add

R

+H

Z Y

-

O

-Y Elim

R

+ Z H

Y

-

Deprot

O Z

R

Base Case, Using Anionic Hydroxide: Slightly different because hydroxide nucleophile is anionic, not neutral; and product carboxylate is anionic, not neutral)

-

O R

OH OMe

Add

O

-

-

-MeO O H R Elim OMe

O R

O H

-OMe Deprot

O R

-

O

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Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides…

Acid-Catalyzed conversion from Ester to Acid (8b): (ACID WATER) • General Mechanism: protonation-addition-deprotonation (acid-catalyzed addition to a carbonyl to produce the tetrahedral hemiacetal intermediate) followed by protonationelimination-deprotonation (acid catalyzed elimination)

+

+

H

O

OH R

R OR1 Protonate Ester

OH

HO-H OR1

-H

O OR1 H

R

Add

OH

+

+H

Deprotonate

R

OH OR1 hemiacetal

+

H

Protonate O H

+

O

-H

R OH Acid

R

Deprotonate

+ OH

-R 1OH

O Ph

H+ workup

O

OMe 18

OH

Ph

O Ph

O

OH

+ HOMe 18 O

O Ph

Ph

OH OMe 18

The O

O H

O18 label

OMe 18

ends up in the product alcohol.

H2O Cl

O

-

O

HO-H Cl

O

HO

H2O O

+H

O Cl H

Add

-

O

-

+H

-Cl Elim

O H

OH

O

Cl

OH

Deprot

O

H2O

O

H

OH

H

OH H

-H

O

-H

H

OH OH2

HO

R H

Draw the Mechanisms for the following Hydrolyses +

OH

Eliminate

OH2 O

HO

OH OH

OH OH OH

OH OR1

+

Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides…

22

C. Reactions of Carboxylic Acids 20.9, 21.5 Interconversions with Derivatives: Cl-A-vE-N-O

O Acid Chloride ("Cl")

O Anhydride (A") R

R

Cl

O O

SOCl2 R' SOCl2 O

Ester ("E") = Acid

O

R OR Ester

R OH Acid

O Amide ("N")

O Carboxylate ("O")

• • • • •



R

R

NHR

-

O

“Cl-A-vE-N-O” Chlorides-Anhydrides-Esters (and Acids)-Amides-Carboxylates All can be interconverted by substitution procedures: 1, 2, or 3 steps Any downhill step can be done directly Any “lateral” step (acid to ester or vice-versa) can be done with acid Any “uphill” sequence requires going up through the Acid Chloride, either directly (from an acid or a carboxylate) or indirectly (conversion to carboxylate; react with SOCl2 to get to the top; then go downhill from there.) Mechanism is required for any downhill conversion and is the same: protonationaddition-deprotonation (addition to produce the hemiacetal intermediate) followed by protonation-elimination-deprotonation (elimination)

Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides…

23

Acid Chlorides: Preparation and Uses (Sections 20.11 and 21.5) 10. Conversion of acids or Carboxylates to Acid Chlorides (Section 20-11, 21-5) O R

OH

• •



O

SOCl2 R

O Cl

R

O

SOCl2 ONa

R

Cl

Mechanism: Not Required Easy (but smelly) reaction. o Side products HCl and SO2 are gases, so can just evaporate away leaving clean, useful product. So no workup is required, nice! Extremely useful because the acid chlorides are so reactive, and can be converted into esters, anhydrides, or amides.

11. Indirect Conversion to Anhydrides (Section 21-5) O R

OH

• • • •

O

1. SOCl2 R

2. R'CO2H

O Cl

R

O O

R'

mechanism required for acid chloride to anhydride conversion: additionelimination-deprotonation Conversion of the acid chloride to the anhydride is a “downhill” reaction energetically. Conversion of the acid to the anhydride directly would be an “uphill” reaction Base often present to absorb the HCl

13. Indirect Conversion to Esters via Acid Chlorides (Sections 20-10-12, 21-5) O R

OH 2. R'OH

• • •

O

1. SOCl2 R

O Cl

R

OR'

mechanism required for acid chloride to ester conversion: addition-eliminationdeprotonation Conversion of the acid chloride to the ester is a “downhill” reaction energetically. Base often present to absorb the HCl

15. Indirect Conversion to Amides (Sections 20-11, 20-13, 21-5) O R

OH

• • •

O

1. SOCl2 2. RNH 2

R

O Cl

R

NHR

mechanism required for acid chloride to amide conversion: elimination-deprotonation This reaction sequence works very well in the laboratory Base often present to absorb the HCl

addition-

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Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides… Condensation/Hydrolysis: Interconversions between Acids and Esters (20.10, 13, 21.7) 12. Direct Conversion to Esters (Sections 20-10-12, 21-5) O R

OH

• •

• • •

OH

R'OH, H+ R

H2O, H +

O

OH OR'

R

OR'

mechanism required: protonation-addition-deprotonation (to hemiacetal intermediate) followed by protonation-elimination-deprotonation (hemiacetal to ester) These reactions are under equilibrium control. 1. With excess water, you go to the acid. 2. With removal of water and/or excess alcohol, the equilibrium favors the ester This is a “lateral” reaction, neither uphill nor downhill energetically This is the exact reverse of reaction 8b Under base conditions, the equilibrium always goes completely away from the ester and goes to the acid side 1. The base deprotonates the carboxylic acid, so LeChatellier’s principle says that the equilibrium keeps driving from ester towards acid to compensate

3. Draw the mechanism for the following reaction. O

OH

HOMe, H+

OMe OH Tetrahedral intermediate

Phase 1: addition

OH

O

+

+

H

O OH Acid

Phase 2: elimination

OH

Protonate

OH

OH

R1OH

OH OMe

Add

H

+

OMe

(+ H2O)

+

OH

-H

Deprotonate

OH OMe hemiacetal

+

H

Protonate O OMe Ester

+

-H

Deprotonate

O H

+ OMe

Eliminate

OH

-R1OH

OH OMe 2

+

14. Direct Conversion to Amides (Sections 20-11, 20-13, 21-5) O R

OH

• • •

O

RNH 2, heat R

NHR

mechanism not required This is a “downhill” reaction energetically, but is complicated and retarded by acid-base reactions. Normally the “indirect) conversion is more clean in the laboratory This reaction occurs routinely under biological conditions, in which enzymes catalyze the process rapidly even at mild biological temperatures.

Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides… Problems 4. Synthesis of Acid derivatives. Draw the products for the following reactions. O a. Ph

Ph

OH

O b.

Ph

OH

Ph

O Ph

2. 1-butanol

OH

Ph

O O

ethanol, H+

O d.

Cl

1. SOCl2

O c.

O

SOCl2

Ph

O

1. SOCl2 OH

O

2. cyclopentanol

Ph

O

O O e.

Ph

1. SOCl2 OH

Ph

O

2. 2-butanol

O

O

H+ f.

HO

OH H

O g.

Ph

OH

Ph

OH

Ph

Ph

2. diethylamine

Ph

2. NH3

N

O Ph

2. 2-butanamine

Ph

N H

O

diethylamine, heat OH

NH2

O

1. SOCl2 OH

O j.

O

1. SOCl2

O i.

H

Ph 1. SOCl2

O h.

O

Ph

NEt2

Ph

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Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides… 5. Draw the mechanism. O

O b.

Cl

+NH3

NH2 O b.

O +NH3

Cl

O

O

NH2

NH2 Cl H

6. Draw the products for the following reactions. O a.

Ph

H

1. LiAlH4 OH

O

Ph

2. H3O+

OH

2. H3O+

OH

O

1. MeLi (excess)

b. Ph

NH2

Ph

CH3

O

Ch. 21 Carboxylic Acid Derivatives: o Cl chloride o A anhydride o E ester o N amide o O: carboxylate 21.1,2 • • • •

General Alkanoyl chloride

Cl O

R

O O

R

O R

O

R'

Alkanoic Anhydride Alkyl Alkanoate

O R

X

Structure, Names, Notes all are subject to hydrolysis All hydrolyze to acids (actually, to carboxylate anion) upon treatment with NaOH/H2O Some (Cl and A) hydrolyze to acids under straight water treatment Esters hydrolyze to acids under acid catalysis

O R

R

Example Butanoyl chloride

O Cl O

O

R'

Alkanamide

High reactivity Named as if ionic

Propanoic anhydride

O O O

O

N R"

• •

N H

Ethyl Benzoate N-isopropyl pentanamide

Named as if ionic

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Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides…

27

7. Draw the structures for the following esters. a. propyl benzoate O O

b. methyl ethanoate O O

c. ethyl butanoate

O O

21.5 Interconversion of Acid Derivatives: Cl-A-vE-N-O O Acid Chloride ("Cl")

O Anhydride (A") R

R

Cl

O O

SOCl2 R' SOCl2 O

Ester ("E") = Acid

O

R OR Ester

R OH Acid

O Amide ("N")

O Carboxylate ("O")

• • • • •



R

R

NHR

-

O

“Cl-A-vE-N-O” Chlorides-Anhydrides-Esters (and Acids)-Amides-Carboxylates All can be interconverted by substitution procedures: 1, 2, or 3 steps Any downhill step can be done directly Any “lateral” step (acid to ester or vice-versa) can be done with acid Any “uphill” sequence requires going up through the Acid Chloride, either directly (from an acid or a carboxylate) or indirectly (conversion to carboxylate; react with SOCl2 to get to the top; then go downhill from there.) Mechanism is required for any downhill conversion and is the same: protonationaddition-deprotonation (addition to produce the hemiacetal intermediate) followed by protonation-elimination-deprotonation (elimination)

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Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides… 8. Rank the acidity of the following molecules, 1 being most acidic and 4 being least acidic. O H Cl

HOCH3

HO 2

1

NH2CH3

3

4

9. Rank the reactivity of the following toward hydrolysis. Do you see a similarity between your rankings for this question relative to your answers for question 8? O

O

O

O

O

Cl 1

O OCH3

2

NHCH3 4

3

The patterns are the same, because both reflect the stability of the anion. Acidity depends on the product anion; the reactivity in problem 14 also reflects the anion stability of the leaving group. O >

Cl

>

O

>

OCH3

NHCH3

Notes: • Any “downhill” reaction can be done in one laboratory step • Any “downhill” reaction involves a 3-step mechanism: addition-elimination-deprotonation O Add R

Y

-

Z-H r1

O R

Elim r-1

+H

Z Y

-

O

-Y Elim r2

+H

Y

Z

R

-

Deprot

O R

Z



The overall reactivity correlates the leaving ability of the Y for two reasons 1. This affects the kinetic r2/r-1 partion. If r2 is slow, the addition is simply reversible 2. The same factors that make Y a good leaving group also make the initial carbonyl more reactive toward addition (step 1, r1). 3. Thus good leaving groups have benefits at both r1 and r2



Memory o Think anion stability o Cliff Cl-A-vE-N-O

B. “Uphill” Reaction Sequences: 3-steps O R

1. NaOH, H2O Y

O R

2. SOCl2 3. HZ

Z

Ex: Ph

O

1. NaOH, H2O

O NH2

2. SOCl2 3. HOCH3

Ph

OCH3

Ph

+ NH3

O

O

SOCl2 O

OCH3 2. SOCl2 3. OH

HOCH3 NaOH

OH O

Ph

Ph

Cl

Ph

O

1. NaOH, H2O

O

Ph

+ HOCH3

O O HO NEt3 O

SOCl2 O

O

Ph

Cl

Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides… 10. Which will proceed easily/directly? (“downhill”?) Add Appropriate Reactant(s) and Side Product. If it doesn’t go directly, give indirect route. O

O

a.

Ph

NH3

+ Cl

Cl

O

O

d.

Cl O E

HO E

O + H2O

+

Cl

+ H-Cl OCH3

E

Cl

OCH3

O

O

2. H+ 3. SOCl2

O

N

g.

h.

N

OCH3

NMe2

NMe2 2. H+ 3. SOCl2 4. HOMe

i.

E

O

O E

Cl

Yes, downhill

Yes, downhill

+ HOCH3

ONa

+ HNMe2

OMe

Yes, downhill

E

O

O

O O

No, uphill

HNMe2

OH

Cl

Cl

E

OMe

Indirect route, via hydrolysis then SOCl2

Note: direct H+ catalyzed conversion from acid to ester also fine.

O

O

+

HO

Cl

+ HOCH3

ONa

O

1. NaOH

OMe

NMe2

+ E

+

OH

E

O

HOMe

O

O

Indirect route, via hydrolysis then SOCl2

O O

O N

O

+ NaOH

+

O

O

O

+ NaOH

NMe2

No, Uphill

O

+ H-NMe2

E O

N O

Downhill, yes.

+ HOCH3

Cl

1. NaOH

OCH3

E O

H-Cl

E O

+ OH

f.

Downhill, yes.

HO

O

OH

O

e.

O +

A

O

c.

N

Downhill, yes.

H-Cl

NH2

O

+

O

b.

+ Ph

O

+ HOMe

No, uphill

A O

1. NaOH

O

OCH3 2. H+ 3. SOCl2

O

O

4. HO

O

E

O

O

O OH

Cl

Cl

A O

O

Indirect route, via hydrolysis then SOCl2

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Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides… 11. Draw the products for the following reactions. O a. Ph

OH

Ph

O b.

Ph

OH

Ph

2. Acetic acid, pyridine Ph

Ph

NHMe 2. SOCl2 3. MeOH, pyridine

Ph

O

O Ph

OMe

O

ethanol, pyridine

O

Ph 1. H3O+

OCH2CH3

O

Ph-CN

f.

O

NHPh

1. NaOH, H2O; H+

O

O

O

PhNH2

O

e.

O

OMe

d. Ph

Cl

1. SOCl2

O c.

O

SOCl2

2. MeOH, H+

Ph

OMe

12. Draw the mechanism for the following reaction. O O

O

O

O +

HO

OCH2CH3

O

O O

O O O H O

+

O HO

O +

O

O

O O H

(3 steps)

HO

+ O

HO

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Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides… 13. Provide reagents for the following transformations. O

a. Ph

OH O

b. Ph

Ph

OH

Ph

Ph

d.

Ph

OH

Ph

Ph

NH3 (E to N, downhill...) OMe

Ph

NH2

f.

Ph

Ph

OMe

g.

Ph

3. SOCl2 4. CH3OH

OMe

O Ph

3. SOCl2 4. O

O O

HO

1. H2CrO4 2. SOCl2

h.

NH2

O

1. NaOH 2. H+

O

NH2

O

1. NaOH 2. H+

O

NH2

Ph-CH2OH

3. CH3OH

or

(Method 1)

O

NH3, heat (E to N, downhill)

O

e.

O

OH

Ph

(Method 2)

OMe

1. SOCl2 2. NH3

O

(Method 1)

OMe O

1. SOCl2 2. CH3OH

O

c.

O

CH3OH, H+

1. H2CrO4 2. H+, CH3OH

O Ph

OMe

(Method 2)

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Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides… 14. Provide products for the following condensation or hydrolysis transformations. H+

O

a. Ph

OH

Ph

heat

OH + PhNH 2

b.

O

+ MeOH OMe

NHPh O

O

O O

O

H+

+ H 2O

c.

O Ph

1. NaOH N H

d.

Ph

+

Ph

2. HCl

OH

OH

OH

2. HCl

e.

O H OH

H

O

+

O H

OH

f.

O

O 1. NaOH

OH

2. HCl

g.

H 2N

O 1. NaOH

OMe

HO

O

O

O

+

OH

OH OMe

+

HO H

Ph

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Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides… 15. Cyclic Esters and Amides: Provide products or starting reactants for the following condensation or hydrolysis reactions involving cyclic esters or amides. O OH

O

H+

HO

a.

O

O

O 1. NaOH

OH

O

b.

2. H3

H Ph

O

H Ph

O

1. NaOH

N H

OH

OH

H

2. H3O+

Cl

c.

O+

N H

Cl

O

O HO NH2 H Me

d.

Heat

HN H Me

16. Rank the following as acids or bases. O F

O OH

a.

NH3

CH3NH3 OH

1

2

3

4

O

b.

(CH3)2NH2

PhNH3

3

c.

Et3N

2

2

1

EtNH2

3

H2O

OH

NH

4

1

PhMgBr

1

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Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides… 17. Provide reagents for the following transformations. There may be more than one solution.

1. PCC OH

N H

2. H+, NaBH3CN, H2N

a.

O Ph

1. Cl

b.

H2N

Ph

N H

2. LiAlH4

O 1. NH2

c.

O

or

Cl

O

, NaBH3CN, H+ N H

2. LiAlH4

H 2N

, NaBH3CN, H+

H N

d.

1. PBr3 OH

e.

2. NH3 (excess)

1. PBr3 OH

f.

2. KCN 3. LiAlH4

NH2

NH2

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Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides… 18. Provide reagents for the following transformations. There may be more than one solution.

O

1. NaOH OCH3

a.

OH

2. H+

O

(downhill, E to N)

NH(CH3)2

OCH3

b.

O

or H2O, H+

N(CH3)2

1. NaOH 2. H+

O

O

O

OCH3

O

3. SOCl2

HO

Ph

O

1. H2CrO4 OH

d.

Ph

O

4.

c.

O

Cl

2. SOCl2

1. PBr3 OH

OH

e.

2. KCN 3. H+, H2O

O

f. KMnO4

OH O

O

Chem 360 Jasperse Ch. 20, 21 Notes + Answers. Carboxylic Acids, Esters, Amides… 19. Provide mechanism for the following reactions.

+

+

H

O

OH

OH

HO-H

-H

O OCH3H

OCH3 Add

OCH3 Protonate Ester

OH

+

+H

OH OCH3 hemiacetal

Deprotonate

+

H

Protonate O H

+

O

-H OH

Deprotonate

+ OH

Acid

a.

Eliminate

OH

-CH3OH

OH OCH3

H

+

O O O

1. NaOH, H2O

OH

2. H+

OH

OH H+ O HO

O

O

O

H

O

O O

b.

O Cl

H3C

NH2

+H

O Cl H

Add

c.

H 3C

-

O

HO-H

H 3C

Br

OH

-

N

H 3C

SN2

O

-Cl Elim

O H

H H

-

+H

O

Cl

OH

Deprot

OH

H3C

Deprotonate

NHCH3

SN2

H3C

d.

H3C

N

CH3 CH3

Br

CH3

SN2

H3C

OH N(CH3)2

Deprotonate

H 3C H3C

H3C

N

H CH3

Br

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