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Q: Organic Chemistry reaction ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Organic Chemistry reaction
Category: Science > Chemistry
Asked by: aesl1984-ga
List Price: $8.00
Posted: 17 Mar 2006 11:50 PST
Expires: 27 Mar 2006 22:29 PST
Question ID: 708491
Outline a reasonable synthesis for each of the following transitions:

1)m-iodophenol from benzene

2) ethyl acetonoate to 4-phenylbutan-2-one
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Subject: Re: Organic Chemistry reaction
From: stephanbird-ga on 19 Mar 2006 12:35 PST
Define reasonable..

Why not for instance could you not take benzene, add OH- to it, and in
doing so displace a H- from the ring which could combine with I2 to
give HI and I-. The I- could then displace a further H- from the
benzene ring to possibly give your first desired product.

Looks a bit homework ish to me ;)

Subject: Re: Organic Chemistry reaction
From: aesl1984-ga on 23 Mar 2006 17:35 PST
Yeah, it's an old practise test (studying for MCAT)

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