What type of reaction is benzoin to benzil?

What type of reaction is benzoin to benzil?

Principle: Here alcohol group of benzoin is oxidized to ketone group forming benzil in the presence of concentrated nitric acid. Nitration of aromatic ring is not occurring as sulphuric acid is totally absent in the whole process.

What is the molecular formula of benzil?

C14H10O2Benzil / Formula

What is the Iupac name of benzil?

IUPAC Name 1,2-diphenylethane-1,2-dione
Molar Mass 210.232 g/mol
InChI InChI=1S/C14H10O2/c15-13(11-7-3-1-4-8-11)14(16)12-9-5-2-6-10-12/h1-10H
CAS Number 134-81-6

Which of the following reagents is preferred for converting benzoin to benzil?

H2O2 is inexpensive and environmental friendly oxidant. It is observed that the homogeneous catalyst is very active in high conversion rate of benzoin to benzil.

What is the density of benzil?

1.23 g/cm³Benzil / Density

Is benzil a base?

The rearrangement of benzil is base (and not acid) catalyzed under conventional conditions (water–dioxane mixture around 100 °C). Adding larger amounts of base, however, leads to much higher yields and 100% selectivity to rearrangement products.

Is benzil poisonous?

Potential Acute Health Effects: Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of inhalation (lung irritant). Potential Chronic Health Effects: The substance is toxic to skin, central nervous system (CNS). Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage.

What is the functional group of benzil?

Additional Information

Product No. D-5838
Functional Groups Ketones & Ketals
Storage Conditions Store at room temperature
Stability Stable if stored under recommended conditions (see section 7 of SDS). After three years, the compound should be re-analyzed for chemical purity before use.
SDS D-5838.pdf

What is the chemical structure of benzil?

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