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Offline a confused chiral girl

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what reactants will produce this enone?
« on: December 04, 2006, 12:36:32 AM »
I am trying to draw the structures for the carbonyl electrophile and enolate nucleophile that react to give the enone below. I have attempted this question, but it is wrong. I don't know what structures to draw. Can someone please show me? Thank you so much!!

ps. First picture is the enone
second picture is my unsuccessful attempt.  :'(

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Re: what reactants will produce this enone?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2006, 01:00:41 AM »
Try counting carbons again.

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Re: what reactants will produce this enone?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2006, 01:17:03 AM »
ok..the enone has 14 and my attempt has 16. this is how I modified it. Can you please show me if I am still wrong? I really don't know how to attempt this anymore....time is running out on me  :'(
I hope this is right....

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Re: what reactants will produce this enone?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2006, 01:20:29 AM »
Think about the product you would get from that aldol condensation.  Are all of your carbons in the right place?

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Re: what reactants will produce this enone?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2006, 01:28:43 AM »
are you hinting that it would be like this?  ;)

Sorry if this is suppose to be very obvious, I think I am starting to can't think propperly and panicking. Is it like this??  :-\

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Re: what reactants will produce this enone?
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2006, 04:29:37 AM »
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