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Unformatted text preview: For example, propylene glycol is used as a solvent in many pharmaceuticals, as a moisturizer in cosmetics and hair care products, as artificial smoke in theatrical productions, and used to de-ice aircraft. This vicinal diol is typically prepared from the reaction of propene with osmium tetraoxide and water. a. Suggest a mechanism for this reaction. (Note: This topic is included in Chapter 15.) b. What stereochemistry do you anticipate in the product of the following reaction? Why? OsO 4 , tert-butyl hydroperoxide tert-butyl alcohol, OH-c. Is this reaction consistent with the electrophilic reactions in earlier chapters? To what reaction is it most similar? 3...
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