Jul '11
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MCAT Question of the Day | MCAT Course


  • Q:

    Tosylates (CH3C6H4SO2-) can be used as a protecting group for alcohols by replacing the hydroxyl with an -O-Ts group which can then be reverted to a hydroxyl group and thus preserves the alcohol. Reacting an alcohol with tosyl chloride would likely have which of the following effects on the molecule:

     

    A

    lowering the atomic mass

    B

    decreasing its acidity

    C

    increasing its solubility

    D

    all of the above are expected results




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