E2 Regioselective Elimination from Menthyl Chlorides to Menthenes
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Stereospecific E2 eliminations - two diastereoisomeric chlorides Diastereoisomer A and Diastereoisomer B derived from menthol give two different regioisomers of alkene.
Manipulate the conformations to explore the arrangements of the protons and the chlorine. Are they anti-periplanar as required for E2?