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Offline emifarmer

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How can I make cis-cyclohexane-diol by cyclohexanol?
« on: January 27, 2022, 10:42:38 PM »
Hi. I enjoy doing organic chemistry exercises but lately I've been trying to figure out the answer of this one. Can anybody help me?

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Re: How can I make cis-cyclohexane-diol by cyclohexanol?
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2022, 12:02:34 AM »
I suggest you eliminate the alcohol and make cis-dihydroxylation of the cyclohexene with OsO4.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osmium_tetroxide

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Re: How can I make cis-cyclohexane-diol by cyclohexanol?
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2022, 08:43:00 AM »
emifarmer,

It is often profitable to think backward from the product one step at a time.  The formal name for this is retrosynthetic analysis.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2022, 09:32:31 AM by Babcock_Hall »

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