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    (Original post by tan71500)
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    Firstly - draw out the compound you're starting with and work out what needs to be changed in order to get to the desired product.
    Then think about how you would go about doing it
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    (Original post by Neuth)
    Firstly - draw out the compound you're starting with and work out what needs to be changed in order to get to the desired product.
    Then think about how you would go about doing it
    i think is wittig reaction, but i couldnt figure out how to get it from propanal? there is no -CH2CH3 and -H attached to the same carbon in the product?
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    (Original post by Neuth)
    Firstly - draw out the compound you're starting with and work out what needs to be changed in order to get to the desired product.
    Then think about how you would go about doing it
    yeah i would do it in the same way!
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    I'd use superglue to attach the phenyl group.
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    (Original post by tan71500)
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    Crossed aldol then reduction of aldehyde.
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    Propanal and benzaldehyde in a coupling reaction, then reduction of the terminal carbonyl.
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    Specifically an acid catalysed aldol condensation. Then something like sodium borohydride to reduce the aldehyde.
 
 
 
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