A Study of the Uncatalyzed Thermal Addition of Formaldehyde to 1-Dodecene
chemistry, alkene, reactions, formaldehyde, aldehydes, alcohol
Chemistry | Organic Chemistry | Physical Sciences and Mathematics
The reactions of alkenes with aldehydes under varying conditions of catalysis, temperature, and pressure have been found to yield a wide variety of useful synthetic organic chemicals. Formaldehyde, the most reactive aldehyde with alkenes, has been studied in the greatest detail; the first work being done by Kriewitz in 1899. He heated alkenes with paraformaldehyde and ethyl alcohol in a sealed tube at 170-175o, obtaining unsaturated alcohols.
Johnson, D. H. (1966). A Study of the Uncatalyzed Thermal Addition of Formaldehyde to 1-Dodecene (Undergraduate honors thesis, University of Redlands). Retrieved from https://inspire.redlands.edu/cas_honors/860