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Offline JoeyBob

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Is this the right mechanism?
« on: February 01, 2020, 08:30:32 PM »
It's the right product but idk if I'm doing it right.

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Re: Is this the right mechanism?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2020, 11:19:19 PM »
Not quite.  Think about the ring opening step.

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Re: Is this the right mechanism?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2020, 01:02:03 AM »
Not quite.  Think about the ring opening step.

So as the ring open it attacks the water to get a hydrogen - forming a hydroxide as a byproduct?

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Re: Is this the right mechanism?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2020, 08:33:42 AM »
No, the problem is that you missed a hydrogen in the epoxide, therefore after the addition of PhMgX you get 5-bonded carbon

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