How to convert benzyl alcohol to 2-phenylethanoic acid?

First benzyl alcohol is reacted with PCl5 to given benzyl chloride. Then this benzyl chloride is reacted with KCN to given benzyl cyanide. Finally, benzyl cyanide undergoes hydrolysis to form 2-phenylethanoic acid as a product.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

BOOK

Free Class