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[*] posted on 10-8-2005 at 17:36
succinic acid question?


can ethylene dibromide react with NaCN to form succindinitrile, that could then be hydrolysed to the acid?
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[*] posted on 10-8-2005 at 23:15


Can succinic acid also be formed by oxidising ethylene glycol?
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[*] posted on 11-8-2005 at 02:37


stygian:

Yes, but I must remind you that such reactions are best carried out in polar aprotic solvents like DMSO.

praseodym:

Ethylene glycol has TWO carbons, whilst succinic acid has FOUR carbons. Does this answer your question? :D

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[*] posted on 11-8-2005 at 08:54


Stygian, do you want to make succinic acid for a specific reason? If so, it seems like a waste of two useful, virtually unbuyable and (in the case of ethylene dibromide) expensive reagents. Buying succinic acid from a brewing/winemaking or alternative photography supplier would seem like a better option.

[Edited on 11-8-2005 by I am a fish]




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[*] posted on 11-8-2005 at 09:36


The library has all the answers. A handful of crazy altruists scanned some books that are actually useful for syntheses, such as Systematic Organic Chemistry.
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