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Stereochemistry of Diols from Alkenes

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Question #1

Give the IUPAC name of the major organic product of the following two-step synthesis. Pay attention to stereochemistry if appropriate.

The major organic product of the previous two-step synthesis is ...

a. ... chiral and only a single stereoisomer is formed.
b. ... a racemic mixture.
c. ... not chiral.

Question #2

Give the IUPAC name of the major organic product of the following two-step synthesis. Pay attention to stereochemistry if appropriate.

The major organic product of the previous two-step synthesis is ...

a. ... chiral and only a single stereoisomer is formed.
b. ... a racemic mixture.

c. ... not chiral.

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These questions are a piece of cake...However....

I know Li, CH3CH2NH2 along with NH4Cl gives a trans alkene

What I don't understand is how can we have a trans alkene reaction with OsO4 . I suspect there has to be rotation.

Question #1

Give the ...

Solution Summary

The stereochemistry of the products from reactions of alkenes to form diols. Full structures are shown and all sterochemistries are shown and assigned. Citations are given.

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