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Homework Help: Organic Chemistry: Alkenes and Diazomethane

  1. Nov 10, 2017 #1
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    I'm having difficulties figuring out where the new carbon-carbon bond would form. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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    Your product should contain a tricyclic substructure.
  4. Nov 10, 2017 #3


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    Bicyclic, not tricyclic. The important point is what reactive intermediate is formed by the diazo structure.
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    Correct! What I wanted to say is that it should contain a ring of 3 c atoms as a substructure.
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