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Adding potassium dichromate (VI) to salbutamol reaction watch

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    Hi there,

    I was wondering what products you get when you refluxed acidified potassium dichromate with salbutamol,

    (salbutamol)

    Would it be a tri carboxylic acid or something? A little confused...


    Thanks for your help!
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    (Original post by Funky_Giraffe)
    Hi there,

    I was wondering what products you get when you refluxed acidified potassium dichromate with salbutamol,

    (salbutamol)

    Would it be a tri carboxylic acid or something? A little confused...


    Thanks for your help!
    The middle OH the one next to the hydrogen would produce a ketone as its attached to a secondary carbon. The lowest OH would also produce a ketone and the OH which is attached to a carbon which is attached to one carbon is primary so under reflux it would be two ketones and a carboxylic group
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    (Original post by Xenon17)
    The middle OH the one next to the hydrogen would produce a ketone as its attached to a secondary carbon. The lowest OH would also produce a ketone and the OH which is attached to a carbon which is attached to one carbon is primary so under reflux it would be two ketones and a carboxylic group
    Ah many thanks for clarifying! what would the other products be?
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    (Original post by Funky_Giraffe)
    Ah many thanks for clarifying! what would the other products be?
    water?
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    (Original post by Xenon17)
    water?
    I was thinking this too but where does the oxygen come from? the potassium dichromate??
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    (Original post by Funky_Giraffe)
    I was thinking this too but where does the oxygen come from? the potassium dichromate??
    Yes the oxidising agent
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    (Original post by Xenon17)
    The middle OH the one next to the hydrogen would produce a ketone as its attached to a secondary carbon. The lowest OH would also produce a ketone and the OH which is attached to a carbon which is attached to one carbon is primary so under reflux it would be two ketones and a carboxylic group
    The -OH group attached to the benzene ring is a phenol and would not be oxidised ...
 
 
 

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