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Sir,Can you please explain the mechanism of Hunsdiecker reaction and why yield of 1degree alcohols is more?

Sir,Can you please explain the mechanism of Hunsdiecker reaction and why yield of 1degree alcohols is more?


 

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anurag v.
38 Points
11 years ago

Hunsdiecker Reaction

The silver(I) salts of carboxylic acids react with halogens to give unstable intermediates which readily decarboxylate thermally to yield alkyl halides. The reaction is believed to involve homolysis of the C-C bond and a radical chain mechanism.


Mechanism of the Hunsdiecker Reaction

 

yield: one degree is more because it is based on approach/steric factor & one degree offers less hindrance

Sidharth Acharya
10 Points
11 years ago

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