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Terminal Olefins from Aldehydes through Enol Triflate Reduction

Sushil K. Pandey, Andrew E. Greene and Jean-François Poisson*

*Département de Chimie Moléculaire (SERCO), CNRS, UMR-5250, ICMG FR-2607, Université Joseph Fourier, BP-53, 38041 Grenoble Cedex 9, France, Email:

S. K. Pandey, A. E. Greene, J.-F. Poisson, J. Org. Chem., 2007, 72, 7769-7770.

DOI: 10.1021/jo071151o


A transformation of aldehydes into terminal olefins through reduction of the corresponding enol triflates is effective with both linear and α-branched aldehydes.

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Key Words

terminal alkenes, formic acid

ID: J42-Y2007-3080