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X, Y & Z
« on: May 03, 2004, 12:16:11 PM »
*delete me*  Compound X is optically inactive and has the formula C16H16Br2.  On treatment with a strong base, X gives hydrocarbon Y, C16H14.  Compund Y absorbs 2 equivalents of hydrogen when reduced over a pallidiium catalyst and reacts with ozone to gove two fragments.  One fragment, Z is an aldehyde with the formul C7H6O.  The other fragement is glyoxal, (CHO)2.  Write the reractions involved, and suggest structures of X,Y and Z.  What is the stereochemistry of X?

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Re:X, Y & Z
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2004, 02:23:17 AM »
There are two possibilities for X
(C6H5CHBrCH2)2 or (C6H5CH2CHBr)2, both gave the same hydrocarbon (C6H5CH=CH)2(Y) and C6H5CHO (Z). Compound X should have stereochemistry meso.

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