Tue December 20, 2011 By: Shubham Dixit

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

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Wed December 21, 2011
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.
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