Abstract:In continuing the research on the octanes undertaken some time ago in this laboratory.' the synthesis of inethylethyl isobutyl methane, ,CH-CH,-CH(CH,,),, or 2-4-dimethyl hexane has been accomplished. In the preparation of this hydrocarbon the two following series of reactions promised a pure product and both were therefore used. First ,Vethod.-From isopropyl acetacetic ester by saponification methyl isobutyl ketone was obtained. This, when treated with ethyl magnesium bromide, yielded z-+methy1-4-hexanol, CH,… Show more
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