Investigation of Reactions Involving Pentacoordinate Intermediates: The Mechanism of the Wittig Reaction

Investigation of Reactions Involving Pentacoordinate Intermediates: The Mechanism of the Wittig Reaction

by Peter A Byrne

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Overview

Although the Wittig reaction was first discovered in 1953, its reaction mechanism has never been definitively settled. This book shows conclusively that for [2+2] cycloadditions all Wittig reactions occur by the same irreversible mechanism.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642437878
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 03/06/2015
Series: Springer Theses
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 231
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Wittig reaction & discussion of the mechanism.- Wittig reactions of aldehydes bearing a β-heteroatom substituent.- A convenient chromatography-free method for the purification of alkenes produced in the Wittig reaction.- Experimental.

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