Boiling point inconsistency?

Hi Folks
I’m looking at the claisen -3 lab to synthesize the target methyl-2-methyl-3-oxobutanoate.
The crossed claisen produces 4 compounds so I was using distillaiton to separate- you have the BP for the target as 156C- everywhere I look I see 177C
Can you check on this? thanks

Hi Karen,

I checked a few sources, including the CRC Handbook, and it appears that you are correct. I will note it for change. Thanks for catching that! I am in charge of the Organic Lab content, would you please email me if you find anything else?


Will do Kelsey

I’m on a deep dive of this stuff! I’ve had fun with it though.