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Eugenol to elemicin/myristicin

Route from eugenol to elemicin or myristicin via reaction with hexamine to form an aldehyde intermediate which is then reduced with H2O2 to yield 5-hydroxyeugenol. This can be reacted with a methylating agent (such as DMS) to obtain elemicin or with dichloromethane/diiodomethane to obtain myristicin. Ref: http://www.erowid.org/archive/rhodium/chemistry/eugenol2myristicin.html

Eugenol to elemicin/myristicin
Greenport, Mar 31, 2009
    • Quantum Dude
      Hmm hmm the peroxide will surely attack the double bond in the second step and where did that carbon on the aldehyde go ?
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