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When ethyl 4-hydroxybutyrate is heated in the presence of

Organic Chemistry | 8th Edition | ISBN: 9780321768414 | Authors: L.G. Wade Jr ISBN: 9780321768414 33

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Problem 12P

When ethyl 4-hydroxybutyrate is heated in the presence of a trace of a basic catalyst (sodium acetate), one of the products is a lactone. Propose a mechanism for formation of this lactone.

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Here we have to propose a mechanism for formation of this lactone from the heating of ethyl 4-hydroxybutyrate with sodium acetate

Step 1

Ethyl-4-hydroxybutyrate when heated in presence of a trace of a basic catalyst like sodium acetate, it will form lactone.

The mechanism of the reaction is given below:-

                                                (lactone)

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Chapter 21, Problem 12P is Solved
Textbook: Organic Chemistry
Edition: 8
Author: L.G. Wade Jr
ISBN: 9780321768414

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