How do you convert Benzaldehyde to Benzophenone in exactly two steps?

1 Answer
Write your answer here...
Start with a one sentence answer
Then teach the underlying concepts
Don't copy without citing sources
preview
?

Answer

Write a one sentence answer...

Answer:

Explanation

Explain in detail...

Explanation:

I want someone to double check my answer

Describe your changes (optional) 200

112

Answer:

You do a Grignard reaction followed by an oxidation.

Explanation:

Step 1: benzaldehyde + phenylmagnesium bromide → diphenylmethanol

Step 2: diphenylmethanol + chromyl chloride → benzophenone

You can use any reagent that converts a secondary alcohol to a ketone.

These include acidified potassium dichromate, pyridinium chlorochromate, and chromyl chloride.

manage.meritnation.net

Was this helpful? Let the contributor know!
1500
Impact of this question
11247 views around the world
You can reuse this answer
Creative Commons License