Write the principal organic product formed in the following reaction:
Ethyl acetoacetate with sodium ethoxide in ethanol, followed by 1-bromopentane
Reaction of enolate anion with alkyl halide:
The reaction between ethyl acetoacetate and sodium ethoxide will generate an enolate anion. The enolate anion will then react with 1-bromopentane via substitution reaction to afford the product.
Answer and Explanation:
The product of the reaction is given below. (All images are writer-generated)
The mechanism to explain formation of the product is given below....
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from Organic & Inorganic Compounds Study GuideChapter 12 / Lesson 1