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Homework Help: Chemistry

Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 11:32am.

Could someone answer this question. Im stuck on this one. Thanks

In general, the most elegant way to add one carbon with an OH on it to a primary alkyl halide:

A)Convert the alkyl halide to a grignard and add formaldehyde, followed by H3O

B)Convert the alkyl halide to a lithium dialkyl cuprate, and add formaldehyde followed by H3O

C)Convert the alkyl halide to an alcoho, oxidize the alcohol to an aldehyde and treat with methyl grignard followed by H3O.

D)Convert the alkyl halide to a grignard and add oxirane followed by H3O.

E)Convert the alkyl halde to a grignard and add ethyl formate.

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