8.4b Alkoxymercuration Demercuration

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ALKOXYMERCURATION DEMERCURATION
Less Substituted
More Substituted
Two Groups Added
H
OR
Reagents Added 1. Hg(OAc)2, ROH
2. NaBH4
Regioselectivity Markovnikov
Stereospecificity Anti
Other Characteristics Intermediate is a 3-membered ring (mercurinium ion).