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Propose a synthesis of the following compound starting with any reagents containing 6 carbons or...

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Propose a synthesis of the following compound starting with any reagents containing 6 carbons or less.

Wittig Reaction

Wittig reaction is a useful tool to convert aldehyde or ketone to an alkene using Wittig reagent. Wittig reagent is the ylide from the deprotonation of phosphonium.

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The mechanism of the proposed synthesis if shown below

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The Wittig Reaction & Alkene Synthesis: Definition & Examples
The Wittig Reaction & Alkene Synthesis: Definition & Examples

from Chemistry 304: Organic Chemistry II

Chapter 2 / Lesson 14
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