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Opening epoxide in acid

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by JustwantDDS, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. JustwantDDS

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    opening epoxide in acid-- attacks the most substituted side, but is this the only one that the product is inverted

    w/base opening is it inverted?
     
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    yes inversion takes place. OH and substituents being add is in anti
     
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    In an acid attack the most substituted carbon on the epoxide and in base attack the least substituted carbon in epoxide
     

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