Unformatted text preview: If an intermediate is a resonance hybrid, please draw all important contributing resonance structures. To help you get started, the reactants and curved arrows for the first step are given below. The conjugate acid of CH 3 OH acts as a catalyst in this reaction; for full credit your mechanism needs to show how this catalyst is regenerated. Since CH 3 OH is used as the solvent in this reaction, you may assume that it is present in large excess. CH 3 O H H H CH 3 O H methyl shift CH 3 O H O CH 3 H CH 3 O H OCH 3 CH 3 O H H...
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- Spring '08
- Delocalized electron, important reaction intermediates, Graded Homework Problem