Propose a mechanism for the following reaction.

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

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Problem 57P

Propose a mechanism for the following reaction.

Step-by-Step Solution:
Step 1 of 3

Here we have to propose a mechanism for the following reaction.

Explanation:-

Phenylcyclohexanone on addition with 1-ethylprop-2-en-one gives the following product.

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(phenylcyclohexanone)                 (1-ethylprop-2-enone)      

Step-1

Mechanism:-

The 1st step of the mechanism involves generation of the nucleophile. Here the H-atoms present (-position) on the cyclohexanone  are more acidic because the anions can be stabilized by benzene ring.

Step-2

The second step involves the nucleophilic addition reaction., it is a michael addition reaction, in this  reaction donors are active methylenes...

Step 2 of 3

Chapter 22, Problem 57P is Solved
Step 3 of 3

Textbook: Organic Chemistry
Edition: 8
Author: L. G. Wade Jr
ISBN: 9780321768414

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