Chugaev reaction

What is Chugaev reaction?

The Chugaev reaction, also known as Tschugaeff olefin synthesis, is a chemical reaction that produces olefins from alcohols via the pyrolysis of the corresponding xanthates, without undergoing rearrangement, through cis-elimination.

Chugaev reaction - Tschugaeff olefin synthesis
Chugaev reaction

Chugaev reaction - Tschugaeff olefin synthesis
Chugaev reaction

References

(Chugaev) Tschugaeff, L. (1899), Ueber eine neue Methode zur Darstellung ungesättigter Kohlenwasserstoffe. [On a new method for the preparation of unsaturated hydrocarbons.] Ber. Dtsch. Chem. Ges., 32: 3332-3335. https://doi.org/10.1002/cber.18990320398

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