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HgSO4 / H2SO4, does it add syn or anti?

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by STACM, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. STACM

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    Anyone?
     
  2. harrygt

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    The Hg2+ ion makes a bridge on the double bond which results in the anti addition of water.
     
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    Huh? Are you talking about hydration of an alkyne??

    If it's a terminal alkyne, you'll get a ketone.. If it's an internal alkyne, you're going to have a mixture of ketones.


    If you're talking about oxymercuration/demercuration (Hg(OAc)2/H2O, then NaBH4), then it's anti.
     

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