Preparation of Carboxylic
Reaction type: Nucleophilic
- In principle, all carboxylic
acids derivatives can be made from the parent carboxylic acid see above.
- In practice, there may be better
methods, e.g. amides are more readily prepared from the more reactive
- However, appreciating the relationship
between these groups is important and useful.
Disconnect carboxylic acids derivatives back to the parent acid plus the
|For example, an ester
to the acid plus the alcohol: