A convenient method for the synthesis of alkenes from vic-diols via cyclic sulfates with magnesium iodide

Doo Ok Jang, Yung Hyup Joo

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Reaction of cyclic sulfates of vic-diols with magnesium iodide in acetonitrile produced the corresponding olefins in excellent isolated yields at room temperature. Cyclic sulfates of trans-diols gave trans-alkenes exclusively. Cyclic sulfates of cis-diols gave it mixture of cis- and trans- alkenes. However, the cyclic sulfate of cyclic cis-diol afforded the corresponding cis-alkene only.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)871-877
Number of pages7
JournalSynthetic Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1


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  • Organic Chemistry

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