What reagents are necessary to carry out the following reaction?

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May 30, 2018

Answer:

The necessary reagents are #"NBS"# and #"CH"_3"CH"_2"ONa"#.

Explanation:

Step 1. Benzylic bromination

#"NBS"# is the reagent to use for benzylic bromination.

bromination

Step 2. Dehydrobromination

Heat the bromide with ethanolic sodium ethoxide to get elimination of #"HBr"# and formation of the desired cyclohexene,

Elimination