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PROBLEM SET #9 - Due in Friday May 2, 2003 B. Imperiali 1. (9 points total) Show the steps necessary for the following transformations. Remember to
pay attention to directing effects when you plan your synthesis. Note in some cases it may be
impossible to avoid getting mixtures of isomeric products; if this is the case please indicate it.
Br O2N The only other caboncontaining starting material is
O2N OH The only other caboncontaining starting material is
H2C=O 2. (6 points). When the compound shown below is treated with aluminum trichloride it undergoes an intramolecular electrophilic aromatic substitution (EAS) reaction. Despite the fact that there are several sites for the EAS cyclization only a single MAJOR product is formed. c O Cl NO2 O AlCl3
b a ? Note: Because of ring strain, you will
want to limit your discussion to
substitution at positions a. b. and c. a. (4 pts) Deduce the MAJOR product of the reaction . In your answer, you must EXPLAIN why
it is obtained by showing the mechanism of the reaction and the stability of the various
intermediates that may be formed in the rate determining step. (You will want to consider both
electronic and steric effects.)
b. (2 pts) Construct an energy diagram showing the course of the reaction and the relative
stabilities of the statrting material, the s complex and the product. 3. (2 points) Would you expect the Friedel-Crafts reaction of (R)-2-chlorobutane to yield an optically active or racemic product? EXPLAIN your answer by detailing the mechanism of the reaction. 3. (3 points) Give the structures of the intermediates in the following reactions.
Cl 1. NaNH2
2. Br ...
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