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sn_chakrabarty

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organic conversion
« on: February 20, 2013, 06:21:16 PM »

My daughter asked me about a conversion which I could not answer. Pl help me. The question is " how to convert but-2-ene to but-1-ene?" :)
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Re: organic conversion
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2013, 08:15:24 PM »

But-1-ene -->H2/Ni --> Butane --> Br2/hv --> 2- bromo butane -->alc. koh --> but-2-ene
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Re: organic conversion
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2013, 09:09:52 PM »

I think we should use the symmetry of the molecule to our advantage.

1. NBS/hv (or heat or peroxide)
2. H2/Ni
3. alc. KOH
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Re: organic conversion
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2013, 10:26:13 PM »

Daughter or not, you should show an effort (and others should not give final answers).
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Re: organic conversion
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2013, 02:06:20 AM »

Sorry. Guess the daughter thing put me off balance :P
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