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Topic: What would be a mechanistic explanation for the following observation? Help?  (Read 15061 times)

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Offline NL-bucky

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He is probably referring to the fact that there will never be a double bond in that mechanism, but a hydride shift similar to the methyl shift you explained in the second example.

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He is probably referring to the fact that there will never be a double bond in that mechanism, but a hydride shift similar to the methyl shift you explained in the second example.

Correct, just because BetaAmyloid said it goes by the alkene does not make that true. It could have been true, but if a methyl group and hydrogen migrate similarly, do you think an alkene is the intermediate?
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