Question

Can you do an elimination reaction of a chloride group if there is also a pi bond on the same carbon?

for c) I decided just to add a bulky base and heat for it to go through an e2 pathway but the solution says that it used 2eq of NaNH2 in mineral oil and heat  and then NH4Cl I don't understand why just doing a simple e2 would be wrong


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  • I thought you could just add a bulky base and make it go through an e2 pathway but the solution says that it uses 2eq of NaNH2 and then adds NH4Cl; I don't understand why just the simple e2 reaction would be wrong Estefania commented over 3 years ago