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Converting a secondary alkyl halide into a secondary alcohol

by PStudent111
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PStudent111
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Mar13-14, 09:15 AM
P: 8
I was reviewing for the MCAT and one of the examples given for converting a secondary alkyl halide into an alcohol was:

R2H-Br -> R2H-OH

1. RCO2-
2. OH-

In terms of the mechanism, what is the role of RCO2-?
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Yanick
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Mar13-14, 09:27 PM
P: 380
Is the labeling of reagents 1 and 2 supposed to imply sequential reactions? Meaning is this recipe meant to be all done in one vessel?

Can you give us a guess about the mechanism of this transformation?


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