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#1 2010-02-20 04:45:45

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Saponification of trimyristin with NaOH?

What is the step-by-step mechanism for the saponification of trimyristin with NaOH?

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#2 2010-02-20 10:15:34

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Re: Saponification of trimyristin with NaOH?

This following shows the mechanistic steps of the reaction. You will need to substitute trimyristin for the ester used in the example.
The (CH3)2CHCOOH needs to be substituted with CH3(CH2)12COOH. The alcohol (HOC8H17) needs to be substituted with HOCH2CH(OH)CH2OH.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/22/Trimyristin.png/200px-Trimyristin.png

http://www.curvedarrow.com/chem/ZZ37B580A8.jpg

This example is excerpted from A Handbook of Organic Chemistry Mechanisms, available at http://www.curvedarrowpress.com/ or Amazon.com

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#3 2010-02-21 18:15:37

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Re: Saponification of trimyristin with NaOH?

Thank you! :0)

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