Investigate the production of alcohols

Production of alcohols from substitution of halogenated organic compounds

  • Alkyl halide when mixed with dry ether and magnesium produces a reagent known as Grignard Reagent which has the general formula RMgX. When this Grignard reagent reacts with carbonyl compounds, alcohols are produced.
  • Production of primary alcohol:
  • Production of secondary alcohol:
  • Production of tertiary alcohol:

Production of alcohols from fermentation

  • In presence of yeast, glucose is fermented to produce ethanol and carbon dioxide.

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