33Predict the organic product(s) and name the mechanism
34Methylenecyclohexane is not the major product in this rxn. Give the chemicalstructure of the major product and explainwhy it would be the major product.
35Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions General Features of EliminationElimination reactions involve the loss of elements from the starting material to form a new bond in the product.
36Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions General Features of EliminationEquations  and  illustrate examples of elimination reactions. In both reactions a base removes the elements of an acid, HX, from the organic starting material.
37Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions General Features of EliminationRemoval of the elements HX is called dehydrohalogenation.Dehydrohalogenation is an example of elimination.The curved arrow formalism shown below illustrates how four bonds are broken or formed in the process.
38Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions General Features of EliminationThe most common bases used in elimination reactions are negatively charged oxygen compounds, such as HO¯ and its alkyl derivatives, RO¯, called alkoxides.
39Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions General Features of EliminationTo draw any product of dehydrohalogenation—Find the carbon. Identify all carbons with H atoms. Remove the elements of H and X form the and carbons and form a bond.
40Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Alkenes—The Products of EliminationRecall that the double bond of an alkene consists of a bond and a bond.
41Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Alkenes—The Products of EliminationAlkenes are classified according to the number of carbon atoms bonded to the carbons of the double bond.
42Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Alkenes—The Products of EliminationRecall that rotation about double bonds is restricted.
43Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Alkenes—The Products of EliminationBecause of restricted rotation, two stereoisomers of 2-butene are possible. cis-2-Butene and trans-2-butene are diastereomers, because they are stereoisomers that are not mirror images of each other.
44Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Alkenes—The Products of EliminationWhenever the two groups on each end of a carbon-carbon double bond are different from each other, two diastereomers are possible.
45Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Alkenes—The Products of EliminationIn general, trans alkenes are more stable than cis alkenes because the groups bonded to the double bond carbons are further apart, reducing steric interactions.
46Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Alkenes—The Products of EliminationThe stability of an alkene increases as the number of R groups bonded to the double bond carbons increases.The higher the percent s-character, the more readily an atom accepts electron density. Thus, sp2 carbons are more able to accept electron density and sp3 carbons are more able to donate electron density.Consequently, increasing the number of electron donating groups on a carbon atom able to accept electron density makes the alkene more stable.
47Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Alkenes—The Products of Eliminationtrans-2-Butene (a disubstituted alkene) is more stable than cis-2-butene (another disubstituted alkene), but both are more stable than 1-butene (a monosubstituted alkene).
48Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Mechanisms of EliminationThere are two mechanisms of elimination—E2 and E1, just as there are two mechanisms of substitution, SN2 and SN1.E2 mechanism—bimolecular eliminationE1 mechanism—unimolecular eliminationThe E2 and E1 mechanisms differ in the timing of bond cleavage and bond formation, analogous to the SN2 and SN1 mechanisms.E2 and SN2 reactions have some features in common, as do E1 and SN1 reactions.
49Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Mechanisms of Elimination—E2The most common mechanism for dehydrohalogenation is the E2 mechanism.It exhibits second-order kinetics, and both the alkyl halide and the base appear in the rate equation i.e.rate = k[(CH3)3CBr][¯OH]The reaction is concerted—all bonds are broken and formed in a single step.
52Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Mechanisms of Elimination—E2There are close parallels between E2 and SN2 mechanisms in how the identity of the base, the leaving group and the solvent affect the rate.The base appears in the rate equation, so the rate of the E2 reaction increases as the strength of the base increases.E2 reactions are generally run with strong, negatively charged bases like¯OH and ¯OR. Two strong sterically hindered nitrogen bases called DBN and DBU are also sometimes used.
53Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Mechanisms of Elimination—E2
54Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Mechanisms of Elimination—E2The increase in E2 reaction rate with increasing alkyl substitution can be rationalized in terms of transition state stability.In the transition state, the double bond is partially formed. Thus, increasing the stability of the double bond with alkyl substituents stabilizes the transition state (i.e. lowers Ea, which increases the rate of the reaction according to the Hammond postulate).
55Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Mechanisms of Elimination—E2Increasing the number of R groups on the carbon with the leaving group forms more highly substituted, more stable alkenes in E2 reactions.In the reactions below, since the disubstituted alkene is more stable, the 30 alkyl halide reacts faster than the 10 alkyl halide.
56Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Mechanisms of Elimination—E2
57Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions The Zaitsev (Saytzeff) RuleRecall that when alkyl halides have two or more different carbons, more than one alkene product is formed.When this happens, one of the products usually predominates.The major product is the more stable product—the one with the more substituted double bond.This phenomenon is called the Zaitsev rule.
58Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions The Zaitsev (Saytzeff) RuleWhen a mixture of stereoisomers is possible from a dehydrohalogenation, the major product is the more stable stereoisomer.A reaction is stereoselective when it forms predominantly or exclusively one stereoisomer when two or more are possible.The E2 reaction is stereoselective because one stereoisomer is formed preferentially.
59Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Mechanisms of Elimination—E1The dehydrohalogenation of (CH3)3CI with H2O to form (CH3)C=CH2 can be used to illustrate the second general mechanism of elimination, the E1 mechanism.An E1 reaction exhibits first-order kinetics:rate = k[(CH3)3CI]The E1 reaction proceed via a two-step mechanism: the bond to the leaving group breaks first before the bond is formed. The slow step is unimolecular, involving only the alkyl halide.The E1 and E2 mechanisms both involve the same number of bonds broken and formed. The only difference is timing. In an E1, the leaving group comes off before the proton is removed, and the reaction occurs in two steps. In an E2 reaction, the leaving group comes off as the proton is removed, and the reaction occurs in one step.
60Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Mechanisms of Elimination—E1The rate of an E1 reaction increases as the number of R groups on the carbon with the leaving group increases.The strength of the base usually determines whether a reaction follows the E1 or E2 mechanism. Strong bases like ¯OH and ¯OR favor E2 reactions, whereas weaker bases like H2O and ROH favor E1 reactions.
61Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Mechanisms of Elimination—E1Table 8.3 summarizes the characteristics of the E1 mechanism.
62Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions SN1 and E1 ReactionsSN1 and E1 reactions have exactly the same first step—formation of a carbocation. They differ in what happens to the carbocation.Because E1 reactions often occur with a competing SN1 reaction, E1 reactions of alkyl halides are much less useful than E2 reactions.
63Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Stereochemistry of the E2 ReactionThe transition state of an E2 reaction consists of four atoms from an alkyl halide—one hydrogen atom, two carbon atoms, and the leaving group (X)—all aligned in a plane. There are two ways for the C—H and C—X bonds to be coplanar.E2 elimination occurs most often in the anti periplanar geometry. This arrangement allows the molecule to react in the lower energy staggered conformation, and allows the incoming base and leaving group to be further away from each other.
65Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Stereochemistry of the E2 ReactionThe stereochemical requirement of an anti periplanar geometry in an E2 reaction has important consequences for compounds containing six-membered rings.Consider chlorocyclohexane which exists as two chair conformers. Conformer A is preferred since the bulkier Cl group is in the equatorial position.For E2 elimination, the C-Cl bond must be anti periplanar to the C—H bond on a carbon, and this occurs only when the H and Cl atoms are both in the axial position. The requirement for trans diaxial geometry means that elimination must occur from the less stable conformer, B.
66Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Stereochemistry of the E2 Reaction
67Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Stereochemistry of the E2 ReactionNow consider the E2 dehydrohalogenation of cis- and trans-1-chloro-2-methylcyclohexane.This cis isomer exists as two conformers, A and B, each of which as one group axial and one group equatorial. E2 reaction must occur from conformer B, which contains an axial Cl atom.
68Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Stereochemistry of the E2 ReactionBecause conformer B has two different axial hydrogens, labeled Ha and Hb, E2 reaction occurs in two different directions to afford two alkenes.The major product contains the more stable trisubstituted double bond, as predicted by the Zaitsev rule.
69Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Stereochemistry of the E2 ReactionThe trans isomer of 1-chloro-2-methylcyclohexane exists as two conformers: C, having two equatorial substituents, and D, having two axial substituents.E2 reaction must occur from D, since it contains an axial Cl atom.
70Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Stereochemistry of the E2 ReactionBecause conformer D has only one axial H, E2 reaction occurs only in one direction to afford a single product. This is not predicted by the Zaitzev rule.
71Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions When is the Mechanism E1 or E2The strength of the base is the most important factor in determining the mechanism for elimination. Strong bases favor the E2 mechanism. Weak bases favor the E1 mechanism.
72Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions E2 Reactions and Alkyne SynthesisA single elimination reaction produces a bond of an alkene. Two consecutive elimination reactions produce two bonds of an alkyne.
73Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions E2 Reactions and Alkyne SynthesisTwo elimination reactions are needed to remove two moles of HX from a dihalide substrate.Two different starting materials can be used—a vicinal dihalide or a geminal dihalide.
74Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions E2 Reactions and Alkyne SynthesisStronger bases are needed to synthesize alkynes by dehydrohalogenation than are needed to synthesize alkenes.The typical base used is ¯NH2 (amide), used as the sodium salt of NaNH2. KOC(CH3)3 can also be used with DMSO as solvent.
75Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions E2 Reactions and Alkyne SynthesisThe reason that stronger bases are needed for this dehydrohalogenation is that the transition state for the second elimination reaction includes partial cleavage of the C—H bond. In this case however, the carbon atom is sp2 hybridized and sp2 hybridized C—H bonds are stronger than sp3 hybridized C—H bonds. As a result, a stronger base is needed to cleave this bond.
76Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions E2 Reactions and Alkyne Synthesis
77Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Predicting the Mechanism from the Reactants—SN1, SN2, E1 or E2.Good nucleophiles that are weak bases favor substitution over elimination—Certain anions always give products of substitution because they are good nucleophiles but weak bases. These include I¯, Br¯, HS¯, and CH3COO¯.
78Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Predicting the Mechanism from the Reactants—SN1, SN2, E1 or E2.Bulky nonnucleophilic bases favor elimination over substitution—KOC(CH3)3, DBU, and DBN are too sterically hindered to attack tetravalent carbon, but are able to remove a small proton, favoring elimination over substitution.
79Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Predicting the Mechanism from the Reactants—SN1, SN2, E1 or E2.
80Alkyl Halides and Elimination Reactions Predicting the Mechanism from the Reactants—SN1, SN2, E1 or E2.