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Synthetic schemes to convert butane to 2,3-dimethylpent-2-ene

  1. Jul 5, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Convert the following:
    From butane to 2,3-dimethylpent-2-ene
    2. Relevant equations

    organic synthesis

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Working forwards I get:
    Cl2 and light/separate yielding 1-chorobutane

    Working backwards I get:
    2,3-dimethylpent-2-ene converted by I- and acetone
    and the vic dibromide compound (2,3-dibromopent-2-ene)
    this is converted from Br2/CCl4

    That's all I have and I am stuck.... any help is appreciated!
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data



    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 6, 2009 #2
    How would you add more carbons to your 4-carbon butane in the correct places? Build your answer around that.
     
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