Loading....
Coupon Accepted Successfully!

 

Reactions of Esters

Reduction
Esters can be converted to alcohols by reacting with reducing agents such as lithium aluminum hydride.
 
Sample reaction
image

Esters with Grignard Reagents:

Esters can react with Grignard reagents (two equivalents) to form tertiary alcohols. See the following example.
 
Sample reaction
image
Saponification:
The hydrolysis of esters in the presence of bases is called saponification.
 
Sample reaction
image
image

Fats are carboxylic acid esters of glycerol. When these esters are hydrolyzed, carboxylic acids with long hydrocarbon chains called fatty acids are formed, along with the parent alcohol (glycerol).

 
image
 

 





Test Your Skills Now!
Take a Quiz now
Reviewer Name