Master Organic Chemistry Reaction Guide

Cleavage of ethers using acid (SN1 reaction)

Description: When treated with acid, ethers of tertiary, benzylic, or allylic carbons can fragment to give a carbocation, which is then trapped by a nucleophile in an SN1 reaction.
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