Posted by Caleb on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 12:14pm.
How do you name the products?
2-ethyl-1,3-hexanediol is oxidized. One option is that the primary alcohol is oxidized, but not the secondary. Another option, the secondary is oxidized but not the primary. Last option is that they are both oxidized. How do you name these products?
Organic Chemistry - chemstudent, Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 12:58pm
If primary alcohol is oxidized once, you get an aldehyde group (if oxidized twice you would get a carboxylic acid)
If secondary alcohol is oxidized, you get a ketone:
If both oxidize, you have a ketone with an aldehyde substituent:
Organic Chemistry - DrBob222, Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 1:13pm
I'm not up on the newest organic nomenclature but I would use these names. I have found that there is no ABSOLUTELY correct way; i.e., many names are correct. I would advise getting a second opinion.
2-ethyl-1-hydroxy-3-hexanone (or hexan-3-one).
Organic Chemistry - chemstudent, Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 1:21pm
1-hexanal is redundant. In an aldehyde, the aldehyde carbon is always #1.
After seeing DrBob's answer, I'd change the substituent orders in my answer to be alphabetic:
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