Accession Number:

AD0613312

Title:

OXYMERCURATION OF CIS AND TRANS-2-BUTENE,

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MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS SCHOOL OF CHEMISTRY

Report Date:

1960-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Equilibrium constants were measured for the reaction of cis and trans-2-butene with aqueous mercurie chloride to give three and erythro-3-chloromercuri-2-butanol. The three compound is thermodynamically more stable by 0.4 kcal.mole in aqueous solution. This was construed to require that the chloromercuri group and the hydroxyl group prefer a gauche orientation in solution. The deoxymercuration of three and erythro-3-iodomercuri-2butanols by non-halogen acids proceed at nearly identical rates. They give the starting olefins without crosscontamination. This is interpreted in terms polarization of the terminal methyl groups. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE