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what happens when i add MCPBA reagent to an alkene?

what happens when i add MCPBA reagent to an alkene?

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Avinash
askIITians Faculty 1246 Points
5 years ago
mCPBA forms epoxides when added to alkenes

Check the image for the reaction499-1230_mcpba-3-copy.jpg
Gavvala Ganesh
551 Points
5 years ago
 mCPBA (m-chloroperoxybenzoic acid) is a useful reagent for the ... That is, a cis alkene will give the cis-epoxide, and a trans alkene will give a trans epoxide. ... The reaction itself happens through a “concerted” transition state. ... [Note: when the pros do this reaction, they often add a mild base like sodium ...

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