Monday, December 9, 2013
Chapter 9 #27
The synthesis reaction I chose is pictured below. As well as following the picture I will explain what happens with each reagent.
1. The addition of H2SO4 and heat eliminates the alcohol group as well as a hydrogen from the hexane ring, forming a double bond between carbons 1 and 2.
2. The addition of Br2/H2O leads to the addition of a bromide and an alcohol on either side of the double bond.
3. The addition of NaOH pulls the H away from the alcohol (OH) group and breaks the bond with Br. This leads to intramolecular reactions between the now O- and carbon 2 which is now positive. The O- and C+ form a bond and this creates an epoxide.
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