23. Synthesis of a Complex Aldehyde

This is another example of a convergent synthesis where we’ll have to get the pieces of our molecule separately, and then bring them together.

The key here is to recognize the carbon-carbon bond cleavage that we’ll need to perform to make the final product.

Reactions you’re going to see in this synthesis include:

  1. Radical halogenation
  2. Electrophilic aromatic substitution
  3. Grignard reaction
  4. Alcohol oxidation
  5. Alcohol dehydration
  6. Ozonolysis of alkenes

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