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An acetolysis of reaction takes place as follows

Which of the following would give the fastest acetolysis?


$\begin{array}{1 1} a \\ b \\ c \\ d\end{array}$

1 Answer

Step 1:
The double bond act as a neighbouring group to provide anchimeric assistance through backside attack.
Step 2:
In the 2nd step, acetic acid molecule enters to complete the reaction
Hence the answer is B
answered Sep 4, 2013 by sreemathi.v
edited Mar 20 by sharmaaparna1