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Homework Help: Organic Chemistry Synthesis Question

  1. Jan 10, 2009 #1
    The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I have a benzene ring with one methyl group attached and 1-butyne as the two reagents. The final product is a combinination of both into one molecule with the alkyne group in the butyne becoming an oxacyclopropane and the first carbon in the alkyne becoming attached to the methyl group on the ring.

    The attempt at a solution
    I've gotten the substituents attached to the 1-butyne and am left with a double bond in order to react with the methyl group.

    My question is how do I make the methyl group on the benzene ring reactive with the double bond? My initial thought was to add a halide to the methyl group through radical bromination, but wouldn't the benzene ring undergo radical addition in the process? Is there another way to make a methyl group reactive?

    Thanks a bunch
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 11, 2009 #2
    Could you maybe draw the result, cause I don't exactly understand what you want to end up with.
  4. Jan 11, 2009 #3
    I attached a picture

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  5. Jan 12, 2009 #4
    I got it figured. Feel free to delete this thread
  6. Jan 12, 2009 #5
    u have to delete it i think
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