Construct an efficient three-step synthesis of 1,2-epoxycyclopentane from bromocyclopentane. Each section only takes one reagent.?

Construct an efficient three-step synthesis of 1,2-epoxycyclopentane from bromocyclopentane. Each section only takes one reagent.

I think I have a few correct, but I can't figure out these few steps.

if your could show me what I seem to be missing that'd be helpful, thanks.

1 Answer

  • React C5H9Br with t-BuOK. Cyclopentene is product 1. Reaction with Br2/H2O gives the bromohydrin. Reaction with NaOH gives the epoxide.

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