November 30, 2015

Homework Help: Organic Chemistry

Posted by Caleb on Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 8:54pm.

1,4-Diphenyl-1,3-butadiene was synthesied using cinnamaldehyde, K3PO4, and benzyltriphenylphosphonium chloride.

In addition to cis,trans and trans,trans-1,4-Diphenyl-1,3-butadiene, there is another isomer of this compound that has not been shown. What is it and why was it not produced? (Hint: Cinnamaldehye has trans stereochemistry)

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