Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321768418
ISBN 13: 978-0-32176-841-4

Chapter 8 - Reactions of Alkenes - Problems: Problem 8-7 b


The mechanism used is oxymercuration-demercuration. In the part b its demercuration. The picture shows the structure of the product.

Work Step by Step

Look at part b in the picture. The reagent used to do demercuration of the organomercurial alcohol is $NaBH_4$. Steps: Demercuration with $NaBH_4$ replaces the mercuric fragment with hydrogen to give the alcohol.
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