|Chapter 8: Nucleophilic Substitution|
What does the term "nucleophilic substitution" imply ?
Nucleophilic substitution reactions are an important class of reactions that allow the interconversion of functional groups.
Of particular importance are the reactions of alkyl halides (R-X) and alcohols (R-OH)
For alcohols, the range of substitution reactions possible can be increased by utilising the tosylates (R-OTs), an alternative method of converting the -OH to a better leaving group.
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