Show how you would convert (in one or two steps) 1-phenylpropane to the three products shown below. In each case, explain what unwanted reactions might produce undesirable impurities in the product.
Solution 41SP- Bromosuccinimide (NBS) also works for brominating benzylic positions, next to aromatic ring. The 1-phenylpropane reacts with NBS for form 1-bromo-1-phenylpropane.For efficient bromination, a large concentration of bromine using must be avoided because can also be added to the double to form dibromo compound (undesired product)
The 1-phenylpropane reacts with NBS to form 1-bromo-1 phenylpropane. The 1-bromo-1-phenylpropane reacts with ethoxide ion by 2 mechanism to form 1-methoxy-1-phenylpropane. Here, the 1-bromo-1-phenylpropane is a secondary alkyl halide. This is also favorable for 1...