I need help designing an experiment using a secondary halide, 2-bromohexane or 2-bromoheptane as the beginning material. I know that the things I need to do are use NaOH, -OH, and CH3OH to come up with the products of an alkene and secondary alcohol. I need specific reactions, materials, and procedures. I then plan to use GC/Mass Spec to analyze the products.
My professor said that it may have something to do with running it at a certain temperature for a certain amount of time. I will then add ether/H2O, dry ether soln, and continue the reaction from there. I need to know the mechanisms of this Elimination reaction or at least a guide to what is happening.
Thanks so much! All the amount to detail is appreciated as well as any internet sites I can look at!!
Here, I use 2-bromohexane as an example. The reactions for 2-bromoheptane is exactly the same.
To get an alkene, one needs E2 reaction:
A small amount of 1-hexene will also be formed. E2 reactions favor the more stable, more substituted alkene because the double bond character is highly developed in the transition ...
This solution outlines a stepwise example to illustrate Elimination and SN2 reactions. Diagrams, graphs and explanations are included for better understanding of the topic.