Formation of epoxides from bromohydrins

by James

Description: Halohydrins treated with strong base (such as hydroxide ion) can form epoxides through an intramolecular SN2 reaction.
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Ola July 1, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Maybe I misssed something but I don’t understand why in the first example we get alkane instead of epoxide ?
Could you explain what is the reason?
Greetings

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james July 1, 2012 at 10:12 pm

It’s a typo. Thanks for pointing it out! Fixed.

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Ola July 1, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Maybe I misssed something but I don’t understand why in the first example we get alkane instead of epoxide ?
Could you explain what is the reason?
Greetings

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