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Can't find this exact reaction mechanism online -- Help please...

  1. Nov 8, 2016 #1
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    Can't find this exact reaction mechanism online. Help?

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    I don't know what the mild oxidation does. Does it split the double bond into a ketone and aldehyde?
     

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    "Mild oxidation?" Adding Br? Or, not? Epoxide?
     
  4. Nov 8, 2016 #3
    What if it was just mild oxidation? What would be the reaction name??
     
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    That's what I'm asking you. Is it a "mild oxidation" in the presence of bromine, or is it in the presence of something else?
     
  6. Nov 11, 2016 #5
    It actually turns out to be just mild oxidation. I guess two -OH groups would add across the double bond? Is there a mechanism for this reaction?
     
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