Check Also in Elimination Reactions:
- Elimination Reactions of Cyclohexanes
- General Features of Elimination
- The E2 Mechanism
- Regioselectivity of E2 Reactions: The Zaitsev and Hofmann Products
- Stereoselectivity of E2 Reactions
- Stereospecificity of E2 Reactions
- The E1 Mechanism
- Stereoselectivity of E1 Reactions
- Nucleophilic Substitution vs Elimination Reactions
- Is it SN1 SN2 E1 or E2 Mechanism With Practice Problems
Draw the curved arrow mechanism and identify the major and minor products for each of the following E2 reactions:
Provide a base to prepare the following major products for each of the following E2 reactions:
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.
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.
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.