Master Organic Chemistry Reaction Guide

Elimination (E1) of alkyl halides to form alkenes

Description: Alkyl halides that can readily form carbocations will undergo elimination to form alkenes.

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2 thoughts on “Elimination (E1) of alkyl halides to form alkenes

  1. Hi James,

    I need to write the mechanism for the conversion of iodocyclohexane to dibromocyclohexane.
    I think I need to first write an E1 reaction to convert from iodocylcohexane to cyclohexene. Then, use Br2 in chloroform to convert from cyclohexene to dibromocyclohexane.
    Is that correct?

    Naomi

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