(b)Of the two carbonyl groups in the starting material, the ketone carbonyl is more reactive thanthe ester. (The ester carbonyl is stabilized by electron release from oxygen.)Compound B has the molecular formula C6H10O2. The initial product forms a cyclic ester(lactone), with elimination of ethoxide ion.(c)Only carboxyl groups that are ortho to each other on a benzene ring are capable of forming acyclic anhydride.(d)The primary amine can react with both acyl chloride groups of the starting material to givecompound D.20.38Compound A is an ester but has within it an amine function. Acyl transfer from oxygen to nitrogenconverts the ester to a more stable amide.
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course CHM 2210 taught by Professor Reynolds during the Fall '01 term at University of Florida.