organic chem

Suggest a synthesis for olivetol from benzene and any necessary organic and/or inorganic reagents.

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  1. Olivetol is 5-Pentyl-1,3-benzenediol

    You have two choices really. Do you put the C-5 chain (or something you can turn into the C-5 chain) on first then the phenol groups, or
    phenol groups first, then the C-5 chain (or something you can turn into the C-5 chain).

    To decide you need to think about the raction needed to put on the OH groups and the directing power of group(s) already in place
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    what reaction is needed to put on a C-5 chain or its precursor and the directing power of OH groups.

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  2. Thinking of using Benzene with HNO3/H2SO4 to make Benzene with NO2 then adding Sn/Hcl/NaOH to make Benzene with NH2 then adding NaNO2/HCl/ (2) H20 to make Benzene with benzene with OH attaching at the 1, 3 position. what do you think?

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  3. Thinking of using Benzene with HNO3/H2SO4 to make Benzene with NO2 then adding Sn/Hcl/NaOH to make Benzene with NH2 then adding NaNO2/HCl/ (2) H20 to make Benzene with benzene with OH attaching at the 1, 3 position. what do you think?

    I am thinking of putting the C-5 Group on last

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