Ring closure reaction of 4-tert-butyl-4-penten-1-ol with electrophilic reagents
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The reaction of 4-tert-butyl-4-penten-1-ol 3 with some electrophilic reagents (such as mineral acids, mercuric acetate, peracids) has been investigated. It is found that in the acid (H2SO4) catalysed reaction of 3, the products of 1,2-methyl rearrangement are produced. The oxymercuration/demercuration reaction of 3 and its reaction with meta-chloroperbenzoic acid afford in high yields exclusively Markovnikov-type products.
Source:Indian Journal of Chemistry. Section B: Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, 1999, 38, 1, 101-105
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