what is the role of pyridine in the preparation of alkyl halides from alcohols in presence of thionyl chloride??

Asked by SHUBHAM DIXIT | 20th Dec, 2011, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

The use of a base, e.g.  pyridine, in the prepration of alkyl halides is desirable to remove the hydrogen chloride byproduct, and to catalyze the reaction.

Answered by  | 21st Dec, 2011, 11:26: AM

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