Alkene Epoxidation Tutorial Video

Alkene epoxidation is an exciting reaction in which a double bond reacts with a peroxy acid to form an epoxide.┬áThis is considered a syn addition since the oxygen is bound to 2 carbon atoms. Most organic chemistry students are not required to know the mechanism for epoxidation, however I find that knowing the mechanism will […]

Naming Epoxides or Oxiranes

Naming Organic Compounds Series: Video 13 This tutorial video takes you through the IUPAC and common rules for naming epoxides or oxiranes. Examples include simple epoxides, substituted ring and larger molecules containing the epoxide or oxirane. (Watch on YouTube: Epoxides. Click CC on bottom right for transcript.) <– Watch Previous Video: Naming Ethers –> Watch […]