I think there should be no problem for it to give red coloration in victor mayer test as a standard primary alcohol but a problem I encountered showed it otherwise.

Therefore, I would like to have a clear cut view of possibilities of what could happen, what actually happens and why?

  • $\begingroup$ Do you have a source for link about this test? Seems it's largely forgotten stuff from XIX century. $\endgroup$ – Mithoron May 5 '18 at 20:30
  • $\begingroup$ I am sorry as a friend of mine sent me this, this is the best i can give- imgur.com/a/f596kXF $\endgroup$ – Sin3point14 May 5 '18 at 21:08
  • $\begingroup$ @Mithoron These are the references Wikipedia gives: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Meyer#cite_note-2 $\endgroup$ – Gaurang Tandon May 6 '18 at 2:27
  • $\begingroup$ @GaurangTandon I know, but these are ancient German texts. I more or less found out what's that supposed to be and it seems this: chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/68546/… is related as halogenation using P is first step. $\endgroup$ – Mithoron May 6 '18 at 18:23

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