5 Answered Questions for the topic Synthesis

11/24/19

Liver disease and triglycerides

People who eat a large amount of fattening foods often develop fatty liver disease. People with fatty liver disease often have large numbers of small droplets of triglycerides throughout their... more

Is it possible, chemically, to change a dextrorotatory compound to its levorotatory counterpart?

Is it possible, chemically, to change a dextrorotatory compound to its levorotatory counterpart? E.g., is it possible to change dextrodopa to levodopa?
Synthesis Organic Chemistry

06/24/19

Clemmensen reduction vs. Wolff-Kishner reduction?

In which cases is the Clemmensen reduction is preferred over the Wolff-Kishner reduction? One thing is that the Clemmensen reduction is done under acidic conditions whereas the Wolff-Kishner... more

Why does fructose reduce Tollen's reagent and Fehling's solution?

Even though fructose is a ketohexose (ketone-containing hexose, a six-carbon monosaccharide), it reduces Tollen's reagent and Fehling's solution. Generally, a ketone does not reduces Tollen's... more

03/13/19

How do you create primary amines from alcohols?

By a primary amine I mean a compound where the hydroxyl group of the corresponding alcohol is replaced with an amine group.

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