Quiz 1 - O O + H 2 O Without acid catalyst, this reaction...

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Chemistry 436 Professor Paul J. Hergenrother Spring 2009 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Answers to Quiz #1 – Quiz given on Monday, January 26, 2009 1) Synthesize the following compound from a compound containing a carbonyl: O O Answer: You need to recognize the acetal and realize that this functional group can easily be installed from the corresponding ketone: O HO OH H + molecular sieves
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Unformatted text preview: O O + H 2 O Without acid catalyst, this reaction will not proceed in any reasonable timeframe. Also, molecular sieves should be used to remove the water formed during the reaction (alternatively the water can be distilled off during the reaction). 2) Draw the product of: O Ph 3 P Answer: This is the classic Wittig reaction and is an excellent way for making C-C double bonds....
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