Stereospecific deoxygenation of 1,2-diols to olefins

John L. King, Bruce A. Posner, Kwok Tim Mak, Nien chu C Yang

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The 2-dimethylamino-1,3-dioxolane derivatives of 1,2-diols when treated with trifluoromethane sulfonic anhydride and diisopropylethylamine in toluene give the corresponding olefins stereospecifically under mild experimental conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3919-3922
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number34
StatePublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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