Question on Functional Group Interconversion
How will you convert Toluene into 3-phenylpropan-1-ol?
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- a-tamed-miley answered: give the methyl attached to the benzene a halide and then convert it into a gringard reagent. diethyl ether and Mg. attack an epoxide?
- swoon4me answered: I’d use CrO2Cl2 to convert it to benzaldehyde. Then ethyl lithium Reduce the alcohol on the benzylic carbon Really strong oxidiser on last C?
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