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The facile preparation of alkenyl metathesis synthons

Travis W. Baughman, John C. Sworen and Kenneth B. Wagener*

*The George and Josephine Butler Polymer Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, PO Box 117200, Gainesville, FL 32605, USA, Email:

T. W. Baughman, J. C. Sworen, K. B. Wagener, Tetrahedron, 2004, 60, 10943-10948.

DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2004.09.021


The preparation of alkenyl halides of any length from inexpensive starting reagents is reported. Standard organic transformations were used to prepare straight-chain α-olefin halides in excellent overall yields with no detectable olefin isomerization and full recovery of any unreacted starting material.

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Key Words

Appel Reaction, Finkelstein Reaction, Cross-metathesis, α-Olefins, Alkenyl halides, ADMET, Metathesis

ID: J72-Y2004-1010