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convert cyclopentane to cyclopentene
« on: November 29, 2009, 11:14:56 PM »
how do you convert cyclopentane to cyclopentene? i can't use dehydrogenation.

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Re: convert cyclopentane to cyclopentene
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2009, 04:20:59 AM »
Starting from an alkane, you are fairly limited in your options for introducing functionality from which you can go on to make an alkene. What reactions of alkanes do you know?
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Re: convert cyclopentane to cyclopentene
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2009, 10:12:13 AM »
try free radical and then eliminating.

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Re: convert cyclopentane to cyclopentene
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2009, 10:29:44 AM »
how do you convert cyclopentane to cyclopentene? i can't use dehydrogenation.
you can brominate cyclopentane under the light ,and then eliminate the HBr

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