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Will it go the same as wurtz reaction ?
above the arrow is C6H5Br/ Na / dry ether ?
Just wanted to double check it was a little bit messy I was curious
Any idea ?
I'm pretty sure that it should go the same as the wurtz reaction but I wouldn't quote me on it I'm not very good at predicting outcomes for these
Well the problem is that OH group. Why would it even act like a halogen, thats what I dont understand
I dont know a i have not taken Ochem yet. Sorry.
OH has the -1 charge like halogens
Okay. Ayways thanks for your help :)
My guess is the sodium metal will remove the hydrogen off the alcohol group and it will react as a Williamson ether synthesis.
Ok I have thought about this and here's my suggested mechanism. It's weird because it uses nucleophillic aromatic substitution going through a benzyne intermediate. Yes you're hearing right haha. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nucleophilic_aromatic_substitution http://www.chemtube3d.com/Aromatic_Sub_Benzyne.html Here's my mechanism. Bz- is short for Benzyl and Ph- is short for Phenl. |dw:1439617899345:dw|