Reactivity in Chemistry

Addition to Carbonyls

and Other Carbon-Heteroatom Multiple Bonds

with  problems contributed by Kate Graham, Nicholas Jones and Ed McIntee

Get familiar with simple carbonyl groups here.

CO1.  Carbonyls in Biology

CO2.  Carbonyls are Electrophiles

CO3. General Reactivity Patterns

CO3b.  General Reactivity Patterns, Part B

CO4.  Reaction Mechanism

CO5.  MO Picture of Carbonyls

CO6.  Relative Reactivity of Carbonyls

CO7.  Elementary Steps: Nucleophilic Addition

CO8.  Elementary Steps: Protonation of Oxygen

CO9.  What is a Good Nucleophile?

CO10.  What is a Solvent?

CO11.  Semi-Anionic Nucleophiles: Grignards and Complex Hydrides

CO12.  Enolate Addition: Aldol Reactions

CO13.  Activation of Carbonyls

CO14.  Addition of Neutral, Protic Nucleophiles

CO14b.  Putting the Steps Together with Neutral Nucleophiles

CO15.  Elementary Steps: Proton Transfer Steps

CO16.  Elementary Steps: Pi Donation Steps

CO17.  Sugars: Pyranose and Furanose Forms

CO18.  The Anomeric Center

CO19.  Biological Reduction

CO20.  Oxidation

CO21.  Ylide Addition

CO22.  Conjugate Addition

CO23.  Conjugate Addition-Elimination in Aromatics

CO24.  Carbonyl in Synthesis: Getting Started

CO25.  Carbonyl Addition Summary: Mechanistic Steps

CO26. Additional Problems

CO27.  Solutions to Selected Problems, CO1-12

CO28.  Solutions to Selected Problems, CO13-26


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