a) Briefly explain why each of the transformations below proceed as shown by providing a detailed reaction mechanism. As part of your answer, and where appropriate, include resonance structures in order to explain the regioselectivity of reaction. See attachment for structures
b) Write a detailed reaction mechanism for the Fischer synthesis of 3-methylindole from the hydrazone formed from reaction of phenylhydrazine and acetone under acidic reaction conditions.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 6:20 am ad1c9bdddf
The regioselectivity of aromatics is explained using aromatic examples. Also included is the mechanism for a Fischer synthesis of 3-methylindole.