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Free-radical bromination of the following compound

Organic Chemistry | 8th Edition | ISBN: 9780321768414 | Authors: L.G. Wade Jr ISBN: 9780321768414 33

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Problem 36SP

Free-radical bromination of the following compound introduces bromine primarily at the benzylic position next to the aromatic ring. If the reaction stops at the monobromination stage, two stereoisomers result.

(a) Propose a mechanism to show why free-radical halogenation occurs almost exclusively at the benzylic position.

(b) Draw the two stereoisomers that result from monobromination at the benzylic position.

(c) Assign R and S configurations to the asymmetric carbon atoms in the products.

(d) What is the relationship between the two isomeric products?

(e) Will these two products be produced in identical amounts? That is, will the product mixture be exactly 50:50?

(f) Will these two stereoisomers have identical physical properties like boiling point, melting point, solubility, etc.?

Could they be separated (theoretically, at least) by distillation or recrystallization?

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Solution 36SP:

Free-radical bromination of the following compound introduces bromine primarily at the benzylic position next to the aromatic ring.

Step 2: (b)

The two stereoisomers that result from monobromination at the benzylic position are  as follows.

Step 3: (c)

The two stereoisomers that result from monobromination at the benzylic position and their R S configurations are  as follows:

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Chapter 5, Problem 36SP is Solved
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Textbook: Organic Chemistry
Edition: 8
Author: L.G. Wade Jr
ISBN: 9780321768414

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