Lecture 8a. Grignard reaction. Introduction I. Metal organic compounds have carbon in the compound but no direct metal-carbon bond i.e ., sodium acetate
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Lots of water with some ice
To slow down the reaction in the beginning
Because MeMgBr is pyrophoric
Close the container when dissolving the benzoin to keep the water out
Color change to yellowish
Warm water-bath (~50 oC)
No, only the initial 5 mL
Organic layer=top layer
To remove any acid from the organic layer
Minimize the amount because
the diol adsorbs strongly
A mixture of hydrocarbons i.e., octanes, nonanes, etc.
Do not place the solution in an ice-bath!