Organic Chemistry As a Second Language, 3e: First Semester Topics

Published by John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 10: 111801040X
ISBN 13: 978-1-11801-040-2

Chapter 7 - Configurations - 7.1 Locating Stereocenters - Problems - Page 135: 7.7


The stereocenter is highlighted on the image:

Work Step by Step

1. Eliminate all carbons with double or triple bonds. 2. Eliminate all carbons that have 2 hydrogens. (They have less than 3 visible bonds.) 3. With the ones that weren't removed, check if they have 4 different groups connected to each one. If so, it is a stereocenter. ** In this case, the stereocenter is connected to the "cyclo" group 2 times, but, the right side is completely different to the left, since it has that extra triangle group and the double bond.
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