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A new one-flask Ramberg-Bäcklund reaction

Tze-Lock Chan*, Sun Fong, Yu Li, Tim-On Man and Chi-Duen Poon

*Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, P.R. of China, Email:

T.-L. Chan, S. Fong, Y. Li, T.-O. Man, C.-D. Poon, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1994, 1771-1772.

DOI: 10.1039/C39940001771

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A refined verson of the Meyers' modification of the Ramberg-Bäcklund reaction employing CBr2F2 in the presence of alumina-supported KOH and tBuOH as solvent allows the conversion of α- and α'-hydrogen-bearing sulfones of various structural types into alkenes.

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Key Words

Ramberg-Bäcklund Reaction

ID: JXX-Y1994-720