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Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by skyisblue, Apr 30, 2007.
Is tosylate the same thing as toluenesulfonate?
If it is, what is the structure of it?
This is the structure and yes, it is the the both tosylate and toluenesolfate is the same thing.
makes OH a good leaving group...hmmm
in case of alcohols:
OH is a BAD BAD BAD leaving group, there are two ways to make it a good leaving group:
A) through SN1: protonate it then becomes water and water is a good leaving group, whay SN1, because you probabely have a 3 carbon
B) through SN2: convert the alcohol to tosylate using tosyl chloride,now you have an excellent leaving group, why SN2: always look at the carbon attached to the leaving group....in this case you most likely have a secondary carbon
hpe this helps
good luck to you!