Kuhn-Winterstein reaction

What is Kuhn-Winterstein reaction?

The Kuhn-Winterstein reaction involves the transformation of 1,2-glycols into trans olefins through the reaction with halogenated reagents such as diphosphotetraiodide (P2I4). The Kuhn-Winterstein is particularly valuable in the synthesis of polyenes.

Kuhn-Winterstein reaction - general reaction scheme
Kuhn-Winterstein reaction

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