Synthesis of n-decylthiocyanate

Preparation of n-decylthiocyanate

Preparation of n-decylthiocyanate

Preparation of n-decylthiocyanate

A mixture of 340 ml. of ethanol and 1.52 moles of potassium thiocyanate is heated to reflux, and 1.04 moles of n-decyl bromide is added dropwise. Reflux is continued for 2 hours after completion of the addition of the bromide. Most of the ethanol is removed by distillation, and the residue is diluted with water and extracted with ether. The combined ethereal extracts are dried over calcium chloride, and the ether is removed by distillation. Fractional distillation of the residue at 15 mm. pressure gives an 95% yield of n-decyl thiocyanate, b.p. 154-155°/15 mm.

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 57, 198 (1935)


decyl thiocyanate



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Depositor-Supplied Synonyms

Decyl thiocyanate, Thiocyanic acid, decyl ester, Decylthiocyanate, Decane, 1-thiocyanato-, Decylthiokyanat [Czech], n-DECYL THIOCYANATE, 5349-20-2, NSC 1190, BRN 1763550, AI3-01127, Decylthiokyanat, 1-thiocyanodecane, 1-Thiocyanato-Decane, AC1Q4SQI, AC1L2X3J, AC1Q2W8H, WLN: NCS10, SCHEMBL3409351, CTK4J8203, NSC1190, MolPort-001-793-168, SSHHEEVAWJSEPF-UHFFFAOYSA-N, THIOCYANIC ACID DECYL ESTER, NSC-1190, ZINC1591764, AR-1I3625, AKOS006280593, MCULE-1909270846, LP091538, LS-152654

Removed Synonyms

CID79301, 4-03-00-00332 (Beilstein Handbook Reference), 54389-65-0

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