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jasonrhie

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I need help with mechanisms
« on: April 14, 2017, 05:45:13 AM »

i've been working with this problem for hours but i still can't understand how its done.

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Re: I need help with mechanisms
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2017, 03:39:45 PM »

Are you sure there's not a typo there? It seems very obvious if the oxygen had not shifted over one carbon...
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Re: I need help with mechanisms
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 10:54:21 AM »

Apparently R.B. Woodward postulated a two stage rearrangement for this reaction. You should be able to deduce the first intermediate which may be a clue to the final step.
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