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Unformatted text preview: promote/disfavor each of these four reaction pathways. Multi-Step Synthesis : Now that we have a modest arsenal of transformations at our disposal, we can perform sequences of transformations. In class, we were given a starting material and product and were asked to devise a synthetic sequence that enables the overall transformation. For example, we converted cyclohexane to cis-1,2-cyclohexane diol in three steps. A number of other examples were given. When devising synthetic sequences, it is helpful to think backwards in terms of functional group interconversions. Make 3 x 5 cards and roadmaps to gain a command of functional group interconversions and corresponding reaction mechanisms. Next time : Begin reactions of alcohols...
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- Fall '08