During synthesis, protecting a reactant is a game changer. Without this ability, arriving at the correct product will be painful and sometimes near impossible.
Utilizing a cyclic acetal protecting group is one of the handiest tools we can have in our synthesis arsenals.
This video will so you a step-by-step detailed mechanism along with tips for redrawing, and timesaving shortcuts! You can use these during your practice and upcoming exams.
(Watch on YouTube: Cyclic Acetal. Click CC for transcription.)
This is Video 3 in the Acetal Series. Click HERE for the entire series.
Test your understanding with the Acetal Practice Quiz!