Problem: Write the structural formula of the main organic product for the following reaction between an alcohol, tosyl chloride, and then a nucleophile.

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We’re being asked to draw the product for the given reaction sequence.



Recall that the hydroxyl group can be converted into a good leaving group using sulfonyl chlorides, which follows an SN2 mechanism:



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Write the structural formula of the main organic product for the following reaction between an alcohol, tosyl chloride, and then a nucleophile.