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Hi, I’ve tried to form a mechanism for this question and I’ve managed to form the acetal functional group but I can’t work out how to turn the alcohol into an Ester with the reagents given.Name:  A419842F-B0AF-48EB-84A4-A41B2FFBAC6E.jpg.jpeg
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Hey just a quick question, what level chemistry is this? i.e. A level, first year Uni etc
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Hey just a quick question, what level chemistry is this? i.e. A level, first year Uni etc
First year uni
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Yeah I thought so as I am only in Year 12 and that seems fairly difficult but I know most of those reagents apart from the Me ones... At first glance I thought you could use the SOCl2 to form an acyl chloride and then do Acyl Chloride + Phenol --> Ester + HCl but I am not entirely sure if that is correct considering that is all self-taught :/.
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Hi, I’ve tried to form a mechanism for this question and I’ve managed to form the acetal functional group but I can’t work out how to turn the alcohol into an Ester with the reagents given.Name:  A419842F-B0AF-48EB-84A4-A41B2FFBAC6E.jpg.jpeg
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Oxidise the alchohol into carboxylic acid using acid and CrO3, then react the carboxylic acid with MeOH to get the methyl ester.

("The Jones oxidation is an organic reaction used to oxidize alcohols using chromic trioxide and acid in water. A primary alcohol is oxidized to an aldehyde or all the way to a carboxylic acid")
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Thank you I’ll try that
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