Q. 26

Oxidation of ketones involves carbon-carbon bond cleavage. Name the products formed on oxidation of 2, 5-dimethylhexan-3-one.

Answer :

The products formed on oxidation of 2, 5-dimethylhexan-3-one are the mixtures of ketone and carboxylic acids. Ketone is then further oxidized to carboxylic acids.


Overall the products formed in this reaction are 2-Methylpropanoic acid, 3-Methylbutanoic acid, ethanoic acid and methanoic acid.


The chemical reactions involved are:



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