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    3-oxopropanoic acid --step1--> 3-hydroxypropionic acid --step2--> 3-chloropropionic acid --step3--> propenoic acid

    I had a few question on the above reaction scheme but i'm stuck on the reagents and conditions for step 1 & 3.
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    1st one is Nickel and Hydrogen , think its 100 degrees.
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    step 1 - NaBH4 normally in something like in ethanol [reduction]
    step 3 - NaOH + heating in ethanolic solvent [elimination]
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    (Original post by EierVonSatan)
    step 1 - NaBH4 normally in something like in ethanol [reduction]
    step 3 - NaOH + heating in ethanolic solvent [elimination]

    Wahey! I managed to figure it step 1 correctly, thanks for step 3. You seriously are a TSR god send EierVon!
 
 
 
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