posted by Maura on .
What would be the carbon containing product in this SN2 reaction?
CH3CH2-O(-) + CH3CH2CH2I ->
Give the major product:
ICH2CH2CH2CH2CH2F (KCN (1 eq)) DMF -->
the KCN is on top of the arrow, while the DMF is below the arrow.
I could really use some help! thanks!
CH3CH2-O(-) + CH3CH2CH2I-> CH3CH2OCH2CH2CH3
DMF is the solvent, so the nucleophile is KCN
Fluoride is too electronegative to be a good leaving group, so I think this is the product for your reaction.
ICH2CH2CH2CH2CH2F + KCN-> CNCH2CH2CH2CH2CH2F
Thank you for helping me out! I am having a tough time in this class and this was a big help