Retropinacol rearrangement

What is retropinacol rearrangement?

The retropinacol rearrangement refers to a chemical process that occurs under acidic conditions, whereby an alcohol molecule is transformed into a rearranged olefin compound.

retropinacol rearrangement
Retropinacol rearrangement

References

N. Zelinsky, J. Zelikow, “Über Umwandlung von Alkoholen in ungesättigte Kohlenwasserstoffe unter Einwirkung der Oxalsäure” Chem. Ber. 34, 3249 (1901)

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