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Organic Chemistry 2

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Relative Reactivity of Carbonyl Compounds

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In many cases, a multistep synthesis will involve compound that contain multiple carbonyl groups, and knowledge of their relative reactivity is a critical aspect of the synthetic design.

Which compound would display the greatest relative reactivity to methylmagnesium chloride ($CH_3MgCl$), a typical nucleophile?

A

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B

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C

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D

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E

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