In the following reaction

Question:

In the following reaction

  1. $\mathrm{CH}_{3} \mathrm{CHO}$ and ${ }^{\mathrm{t}} \mathrm{BuOH}$

  2. $\mathrm{HCHO}$ and $\mathrm{MeOH}$

  3. $\mathrm{CH}_{3} \mathrm{CHO}$ and $\mathrm{MeOH}$

  4. $\mathrm{HCHO}$ and ${ }^{\mathrm{t}} \mathrm{BuOH}$


Correct Option: , 2

Solution:

Best combination is HCHO (more reactive aldehyde) and $\mathrm{MeOH}$ (less sterically hindered alcohol).

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