The Chemical Educator

, Volume 7, Issue 5, pp 258–260 | Cite as

What is X? A Classroom Exercise

  • Adrián G. Lo Cascio
  • Raquel M. CraveroEmail author
In the Classroom


The last stage of three-step synthetic sequence to obtain an alkylated Birch product gave an unexpected and undesired product. From the discussion of all the reactions involved rather than from the interpretation of NMR spectra, the structure of the product X is elucidated.


Synthetic Sequence Undesired Product Classroom Exercise Birch Product 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IQUIOS (Instituto de Química Orgánica de Síntesis), Departamento de Química OrgánicaFacultad de Ciencias Bioquimicas y Farmacéuticas, Universidad Nacional de RosarioRosarioArgentina

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