June 7 Homework
Problem 1 is a retrosynthesis problem. You are to consider what things will combine to give the
product indicated. Think back to the class notes write the reactions in the forward and reverse
directions so you can see it!
Chemistry 283g 2006
The Grignard Reaction: Synthesis of 1,2-diphenyl-1,2-propanediol via a
Relevant sections in the text: Fox & Whitesell, 3rd Ed. pg. 400-404, 615-618
The experiment is based on a procedure repor
June 14 Homework
1. Draw the products of the following reactions. Be careful to note the conditions and how
that will change the products (Know these mechanisms except DIBAL).
1. xs PhMgBr
2. H 3O+
1. LiAlH 4
2. H 2O
NaOH, H 2O