How is 1-propoxypropane synthesised from propan-1-ol? Write mechanism of this reaction.
1-propoxypropane can be synthesized from propan-1-ol by dehydration.
Propan-1-ol undergoes dehydration in the presence of protic acids (such as H2SO4, H3PO4) to give 1-propoxypropane.
The mechanism of this reaction involves the following three steps:
Step 1: Protonation
Step 2: Nucleophilic attack
Step 3: Deprotonation