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Synthesis of Ethers

There are several methods for the synthesis of ethers starting from alcohols:

Acid catalysed condensation of Alcohols condensation of alcohols

Williamson Ether synthesis (Ch16)
Williamson ether synthesis
Alkoxymercuration-demercuration (review) alkoxymercuration-demercuration
Ring opening of Epoxides alkoxide opening of epoxides

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