I thought that the alcohol group would be oxidised to carboxyllic acid, but that's not possible here is it, because it's tertiary alcohol.
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- Thread Starter
- 01-01-2013 23:37
- 02-01-2013 01:33
As a tertiary alcohol it won't react as is won't be oxidised. This is due to the lack of hydrogen atom attached to the carbon. When an alcohol is oxidised a hydrogen will be removed from the -OH group, and a hydrogen from the carbon atom attached to the -OH.
If you need any more help on this 'chem guide' does a great section on it... http://www.chemguide.co.uk/organicpr...oxidation.html