This is an Organic / Biochemisty Question. PDF is attached.
One of the objectives the class had for the active ingredient of the Andatezancudo
essential oil was to make different derivatives of the compound to see if making changes
to the structure can make the compound a better insect repellent. This is what you read
happened with the quinine discovered as the first treatment for malaria.
Below is the structure of nepetalactone, the active ingredient you discovered in the
essential oil. At the end of the laboratory exam will be the chance to show all the
reactions that could be done to alter this structure. As in real life, you can also make
derivatives and then convert those into other structures.
Everyone will be required to draw at least one derivative. Practice this before coming to
Every additional derivative you can draw will be worth ? extra credit point on the exam.
Clue: there are a derivatives that can be made using reactions from class.