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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Organic Chemistry 5.13 October 2, 2006 Prof. Timothy F. Jamison Assignment and Study Guide for Unit II The Chemistry of Ethers, Epoxides, and Sulfides H 3 C O diethyl ether organic solvent, 19th-century anesthetic O HO OH benzo[a]pyrene-7,8-diol 9-10 epoxide potent carcinogen S S O allicin odor of garlic O N HO OH N N N NH 2 S CH 3 H 2 N CO 2 H S-adenosylmethionine cellular methylating agent ("nature's methyl iodide")
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Unformatted text preview: squalene oxide precursor to natural steroids Some Important Ethers, Epoxides, and Sulfur-containing Molecules O CH 3 Reading Assignment McMurry Chapter 18 (pp. 639-671) Problem Set 3: Chapter 18 problems: 3–6, 9, 13–15, 18, 22–23, 27, 30, 33, 39, 41, 44, 47– 52–56. Problem Set 3 is due Wed., October 11, 12:05 p.m. (in lecture, before lecture)....
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