Synthesize the following compound from the indicated starting material.
You may use:
- any organic compounds containing three or less carbon atoms
- methylvinyl ketone
- LDA, ethyl acetoacetate
- diethyl malonate
- wittig reagents
- and any inorganic reagents.
If it is necessary to use a wittig reagent, show how it is prepared.
Well, I've been mulling over this one for a day or so, and now have a ...
Well, I've been mulling over this one for a day or so, and now have a solution for you. All the steps will work, so I'm pretty sure it's correct. I have attached it to this message - all of the mechanisms are included along with the reagents required, so I think that it should be fairly obvious.