Problem: Suggest a sequence of reactions suitable for preparing each of the following compounds from the indicated starting material. You may use any necessary organic or inorganic reagents.  (e) 1-Bromo-2-methyl-2-propanol from tert-butyl bromide 

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We’re being asked to propose a sequence of reactions for the synthesis of 1-bromo-2-methyl-2-propanol from tert-butyl bromide.



When proposing a synthesis, we need to take note of the regiochemistry and stereochemistry of the reactions.


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Suggest a sequence of reactions suitable for preparing each of the following compounds from the indicated starting material. You may use any necessary organic or inorganic reagents. 

 (e) 1-Bromo-2-methyl-2-propanol from tert-butyl bromide 

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