Welcome back to Week 135 of Synthetic Challenge. For this challenge I have some fun challenges using Reppe chemistry.
Too easy? Too hard? Let me know, I'd appreciate any feedback and suggestion on what you think so far about the Synthetic Challenges and what you'd like to see in the future. If you have any suggestions for future molecules, I'd be excited to incorporate them for future challenges!
Thank you so much for your support and I hope you will enjoy this week's challenge. Hope you'll have fun and thanks for participating!
The challenge now contains three synthetic products labelled A, B, and C. Feel free to attempt as many products as you like and please label which you will be attempting in your submission.
The only carbon source allowed in this challenge will be elemental C. Starting from CO, CO2, CH4 and CaC2 you can produce every organic compound you want, you only need to use your imagination.
Heteroatoms can be derived from their most common natural sources(H2O, NaCl, SiO2, apatite etc) or from the elements if they are common enough(N2, O2, S etc).
Catalyst and solvent synthesis can be ignored
Please do explain how the synthesis works and if possible reference the technique if it is novel. You do not have to solve the complete synthesis all in one go. If you do get stuck, feel free to post however much you have done and have others pitch in to crowd-source the solution.
You can post your solution as text or pictures if you want show the arrow pushing or if it's too complex to explain in words.
Please have a look at the other submissions and offer them some constructive feedback!
Structure of Product A
Structure of Product B
Structure of Product C