benzhydrol

benzhydrol

[benz′hī‚drȯl]
(organic chemistry)
(C6H5)2CHOH Colorless needles; melting point 69°C; slightly soluble in water, very soluble in ethanol and ether; used in preparation of other organic compounds including antihistamines.
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Benzhydrol was the most reactive among all secondary benzylic alcohol and gave 100% conversion within only 5 min (Table 6, entry 3).
The degradation products such as benzhydrol, benzophenone, and dimethylaminoethanol were detected.
It is noteworthy that the benzhydrol was demonstrated to be the most reactive among all secondary aromatic alcohols and gave 100% conversion after 4 min, while the 4-chlorobenzhydrol gave 100% conversion after longer reaction time, maybe because 4-chlorobenzhydrol contains electron-withdrawing group that deactivate the phenyl ring by decreasing the electron density (Table 6, entries 3 and 4).
Step 1: Benzhydrol + Thiourea + HBr [right arrow] S-benzhydrylthiouronium bromide + [H.sub.2]O