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Thomas Lake

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How can i solve this synthesis in 5 steps? Please!
« on: August 20, 2019, 08:00:39 AM »
How do you theoretically synthetize cyclopentanone --> 1 --> 2 --> 3 --> 4 -->5 --> 3-ethyl-N-methyl-cyclohexanamine (in 5 steps)?

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Re: How can i solve this synthesis in 5 steps? Please!
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2019, 09:46:34 AM »
Forum rules state you must show some of your own work before we will help you.

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Re: How can i solve this synthesis in 5 steps? Please!
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2019, 02:37:14 PM »
What wildfyr said (see red link above).  However, I see no harm in a very small hint, which is that I find it is generally easier to work backward from the product.

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Re: How can i solve this synthesis in 5 steps? Please!
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2019, 07:53:54 AM »
I can get it in 3...

But it depends what reactions you are familiar with. Are you being asked this in the context of a particular course you are taking?