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Homework Help: Epoxide reacting with Tosylic Acid and Water

  1. Nov 20, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I was given the reaction in the attachment, and asked to find the product.

    2. The attempt at a solution
    My understanding is that water can open epoxide rings, in an acidic environment. And so, I would figure that the product is 1-methyl-1,2-cyclohexanediol. I don't know what the stereochemistry would be.

    Any help?

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  3. Nov 20, 2011 #2
    Any suggestions for the stereochemistry of this reaction?
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