A facile route to olefins from vic-diols via cyclic sulfates with triphenylphosphine and iodine

Doo Ok Jang, Yung Hyup Joo, Dae Hyan Cho

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Treatment of cyclic sulfates of vic-diols with triphenylphosphine and iodine offers the corresponding olefins in high yields at room temperature. Both cyclic sulfates of d,l-hydrobenzoin and meso-hydrobenzoin give trans- stilbene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2379-2386
Number of pages8
JournalSynthetic Communications
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1


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  • Organic Chemistry

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