In situ alcohol oxidation-Wittig reactions using non-stabilised phosphoranes

L Blackburn, C X Pei, R J K Taylor

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New procedures have been developed which allow the in situ alcohol oxidation-Wittig reaction using manganese dioxide to be employed with non-stabilised phosphoranes and stabilised phosphonate anions. A number of examples are described utilising benzylic, allylic and propargylic alcohols.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-218
Number of pages4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2002


  • alkenes
  • Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons
  • oxidation
  • tandem
  • Wittig

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