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[*] posted on 16-5-2016 at 14:04
Longer-Chain Alcohols

I would like to know if there is any practical method of producing longer-chain alcohols,particularly iso-alcohols (Isobutanol ,isoamyl, etc). So far, the only viable production method I have in mind is a Grignard reaction using formaldehyde and an isoalkyl magnesium halide and repeating until the desired alcohol is produced. For longer chain iso-alcohols, that would be rather inefficient.

Is there any better way of making iso-amyl and other longer-chain iso-alcohols?
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