Organich Chemistry question...?
I have a h/w question that I have absolutely no clue on how to do it and wondering if someone could explain it to me on how solve the question.
It says., "Draw the structure of the alkyl bromide you would use to cleanly synthesize the following ether [CH3OC(CH3)3] with no competing products.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
I think a good way to synthesize this ether would be to treat CH3Br with Sodium t butoxide. This will do an SN2 substitution kicking of Br as a leaving group leaving you with the exact product you want and NaBr.Source(s): Chem Major
- kurticus1024Lv 71 decade ago
they are looking for the right Alkane
look at the structure of what you are trying to make
find an alkane that looks like that, use that
in this case use C-C-C-C or 2 methyl butane I thinkSource(s): organic chem from 25 years ago