Conversion into a ketone.
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Comparisons of finding with those obtained for an analogous reductive alkylation system revealed the following: (i) lowering the quinone reduction potential greatly enhances the rate of leaving group elimination (e.g., a 2300-fold increase in the rate of chloride elimination accompanies a 200-mV potential decrease), and (ii) lower potentials favor electrophile trapping (ketonization) over nucleophile trapping of the quinonemethide intermediate [2].