Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Question

The major product obtained in the following reaction is



  • C6H5CH (OtBu) CH2C6H5

  • C6H5CH=CHC6H5

  • (+)C6H5CH(OtBu)CH2H5

  • (–)C6H5CH(OtBu)CH2C6H5

Answer

B.

C6H5CH=CHC6H5

Elimination reaction is highly favoured if
(a) Bulkier base is used
(b) Higher temperature is used
Hence in given reaction biomolecular ellimination reaction provides major product

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