Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Methods of Preparation of Alcohols

Methods of Preparation of Alcohols

1. Preparation from haloalkanes
2. By reduction of aldehydes, ketones and esters
3. From Grignard reagents
4. By hydrolysis of esters
5. From alkenes
i) Hydration of alkenes
ii) Hydroboratin oxidation reaction
iii) Oxymercuration - reduction
6. From aliphatic primary amines

Industrial Preparation

1. Hydration of alkenes
2. Oxo process
3. Fermentation of carbohydrates
4. Manufacture of methanol from water gas

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