# 2-Methylpropan-2-ol and Iodoform test

Can 2-methylpropan-2-ol be converted into methyl ketone the action of $$\ce{I2}$$ in the presence of alkali base and thus give iodoform test?

Answer given to this question is that it can't give iodoform test. Please could someone confirm this with an explaination.

• $\ce{C^2}$ of "2-methylpropan-2-one" will be pentavalent... Apr 23 '20 at 10:59
• No it cannot. 2-methyl-propan-2-ol cannot be oxidised further and no rearrangement is likely to occur to give a methyl ketone Apr 23 '20 at 12:15