Caproic Acid Synthesis
lab, caproic acid was synthesized in a multi-step process that involved the synthesis of three intermediates – diethyl n-butylmalonate, potassium n-butylmalonate, and n-butyl malonic acid respectively. An IR was used to characterize the starting material, n-bromobutane, and the first intermediate, diethyl n-butylmalonate; while IR and NMR were used to characterize the final product, caproic acid.
Reactions, Mechanism and Theory
Caproic acid a.k.a n-hexanoic acid is a carboxylic acid derived from