When would it not be ideal to use sodium methoxide or sodium ethoxide as a nucleophile?

asked by @victort17 • 6 months ago • Organic Chemistry • 5 pts
  • For example if you want to avoid transesterificaiton. Nika commented 6 months ago
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Hey there!

To be honest your question is quite too broad but one possibility that you'd not want to use one of those is when avoiding transesterification, just as the comment said. You'd need to use the same R group as the ester you are reacting with. Here's the video on that topic: https://www.clutchprep.com/organic-chemistry/transesterification/?c_id=12029

I hope this helps!

answered by @leom25 • 6 months ago