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Offline JoeyBob

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m-CPBA Question
« on: March 16, 2020, 06:47:03 PM »
Can someone explain the mechanism for this? I know m-CPBA turns alkenes into epoxides, but im not familiar with how this reaction. What happens with the methyl on the oxygen??

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Re: m-CPBA Question
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2020, 11:18:26 PM »
m-CPBA is meta-chloroperbenzoic acid 

Per-acids can do a one step transfer to the alkenes. Like this:


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Re: m-CPBA Question
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2020, 04:05:25 PM »
m-CPBA is meta-chloroperbenzoic acid 

Per-acids can do a one step transfer to the alkenes. Like this:

Yeah I know that mechanism. But theres no alkene here unless you do it on the benzene, which I don't believe you can.

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Re: m-CPBA Question
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2020, 05:10:54 PM »
Where did you get your problem from?

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Re: m-CPBA Question
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2020, 07:57:58 PM »
Where did you get your problem from?

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