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One-Pot Wittig Reactions in Water and in the Presence of a Surfactant

Fulvia Orsini*, Guido Sello, Tiziano Fumagalli

*Dipartimento di Chimica Organica ed Industriale, via Venezian 21, 20133 Milano, Italy, Email:

F. Orsini, G. Sello, T. Fumagalli, Synlett, 2006, 1717-1718.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-947323


A mild and efficient one-pot Wittig reaction performed in both water and sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS)-water solution in open atmosphere allowed the synthesis of various α,β-unsaturated esters in good yields.

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Key Words

alkenes, esters, α,β-unsaturated compounds, Wittig reaction, micelles, green chemistry

ID: J60-Y2006-4500