Talk:Acyl chloride

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Things to do[edit]

  • Mechanism of SOCl2, PCl3, PCl5.
  • Mechanism of DMF
  • Balance equation with cyanuric chloride
  • Check - DIBAH reduces to 1° alcohol? Or aldehyde? Reusch says former, Rosenmund reaction says latter.
  • Draw diagram for FC acylation. Reaction in Friedel-Crafts reaction is not very nice.

--Rifleman 82 (talk) 20:26, 19 February 2009 (UTC)

Radical R Group?[edit]

Does the R group in RCOCl really have to be an "organic radical"? Only one reaction shown on the page (the Appel Reaction) had a radical at all. From what I understand, the beauty of Acid Chlorides is that you can put virtually any R group onto it, allowing addition to any nucleophilic functional group.

An explanation would be appreciated, but if one is not available in a few days, I'll go ahead and remove that part of the opening paragraph. Uhjoebilly (talk) 00:33, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Radical is an old term which means fragment, which can pretty much be anything.[1] It is not a free radical. I suppose this terminology may give rise to confusion, but I can't think of a good one-for-one replacement. Feel free to edit. --Rifleman 82 (talk) 04:37, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Sweet! I never knew that... But yea, I'll see if I can reword it to make it a little clearer, especially since I couldn't find anything on the antiquated definition in the linked article. Thanks again for the insight! --Uhjoebilly (talk) 19:12, 2 December 2010 (UTC)