# Conversion of methylcyclopentanol to cyclopentanone

How to convert methylcyclopentanol to cyclopentanone?

I tried eliminating the alcohol group as $$\ce{H2O},$$ but that gives Saytzeff product. If only I can get the Hofmann product (methylene cyclopentane), I would subject it to ozonolysis and get cyclopentanone.

I don't know exactly what to use as the reagent to get that Hofmann product. Could there be other methods for the conversion?

• Just to make things clear, do you mean 1-methylcyclopentanol is the precursor and methylidenecyclopentane is the Hofmann product? – andselisk May 20 '20 at 19:44