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[*] posted on 2-6-2014 at 05:39
MEKP Reaction Mechanism


I was recently wondering what the reaction mechanism is when MEKP is made. Is it complicated, or do the MEK molecules just simply bond together with the hydrogen peroxide? I looked it up, and I couldn't find anything on the subject. The method I use to make MEKP is the MEK + hydrogen peroxide + HCl. The acid is just a catalyst, right? Sorry if this is a noob question, but I couldn't find anything about it.

[Edited on 2-6-2014 by Gooferking Science]




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[*] posted on 2-6-2014 at 06:14


Yes, the acid is just a catalyst. I know little on the subject, but it appears hydrogen should be released in the reaction. Is this so?



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[*] posted on 2-6-2014 at 10:58


Consider this: once you protonate MEK, you now have an electrophilic center at your carbonyl carbon, which can now react with your hydrogen peroxide. Would you now be able to write a plausible mechanism based on this hint?

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Hydronium ions, sure, but certainly not hydrogen, unless something else magical is happening behind the scenes.

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[*] posted on 2-6-2014 at 12:50


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Hydronium ions, sure, but certainly not hydrogen, unless something else magical is happening behind the scenes.

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Sorry, mindless speculation, as normal in my O. Chem posts.

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