Organic Chem: The transformation shown here can be achieved via a two-step synthesis. Draw the product of the first step of this synthesis?

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anor277 Share
Feb 14, 2018

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Well, first we would probably brominate the methyl group....

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#C_6H_5CH_3 stackrel(NBS, hnu)rarrC_6H_5CH_2Br +HBr#

And then the benzyl bromide would be treated with a cyanide nucleophile....

#C_6H_5CH_2Br +K^(+)""^(-):C-=N rarrC_6H_5CH_2C-=N+KBrdarr#

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