Chapter 21 Practice Questions - CEM252 at MSU Spring 1997

Question 1

Part A: Which reaction can be used to make 1,5-dicarbonyl compounds?
Acetoacetic Ester Synthesis
Malonic Ester Synthesis
Michael Reaction
Robinson Annulation

Exercise: Make from and any other needed chemicals.

Part B: Which starting material can be used to make substituted acetones?
Acetoacetic Ester
Malonic Ester

Exercise: Make 6-octen-2-one from one of the two compounds above and any other necessary chemicals.

Part C: Which starting material can be used to make substituted acetic acids?
Acetoacetic Ester
Malonic Ester

Exercise: Make 6-octenoic acid from one of the two compounds above and any other necessary chemicals.

Part D: Which reaction can be used to make substituted 2-cyclohexenones?
Acetoacetic Ester Synthesis
Malonic Ester Synthesis
Michael Reaction
Robinson Annulation









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Abby Parrill
Department of Chemistry
Michigan State University

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