Organic Chemistry

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Practice

1.

Draw the curved arrow mechanism and identify the major and minor products for each of the following E2 reactions:

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2.

Provide a base to prepare the following major products for each of the following E2 reactions:

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a) The major product here is the less substituted hence less stable alkene, so any bulky base such as tBuOK, DBN will achieve the desired transformation.

b)

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3.

Bonus Question:

Do you think any of the products will be the major outcome of the following E2 reaction as they are both yielding a double bond with the same degree of substitution? Explain your answer.

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4.

Bonus Question:

Despite using a sterically unhindered base (OH), the Hoffman product appears to be predominant in the following E2 reaction.
Identify the Hofmann and Zaitsev products and explain this observation.

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