posted by Jules .
ROH + TsCl + pyridine ----> R-OTs + Cl:
For the reaction, what is the function of pyridine?
The pyridine is on top of the arrow in the question.
a)Serves as a lewis base, stabilizes transition state.
b)Serves as a cofactor,complexes with the alcohol.
c)Weak base. Proton acceptor for hydroxyl.
d)Catalyst, bonds to Tosyl to increase reactivity.