Unformatted text preview: likely that the product was p-methoxycinnamic acid with the COOH group replaced by Br. 2) please see attachment 3) There should have been CO 2 evolution, but none was observed. It is likely that the high stirring speed (8+) may have made hidden any CO 2 . 4) please see attachment 5) Succinimide is highly polar and should have favorable interactions with the acetonitrile and water solvents. The product, on the other hand, is not as compatible. It is likely that the Hirsch funnel step eliminated nearly all of the succinimide. Conclusion The Hunsdiecker reaction further adds to the versatility of carbonyl derivative compounds. In the conversion from carboxylic acid to the reactive bromine along with the breaking of a carbon bond, more synthetic routes are opened up....
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course CHEM 3BL taught by Professor Chunmei during the Fall '08 term at Berkeley.
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