Stevens rearrangement

What is Stevens rearrangement?

The Stevens rearrangement is a chemical process that involves the migration of an alkyl group from a sulfonium or quaternary ammonium salt to an adjacent carbanionic center upon treatment with a strong base. This reaction ultimately leads to the formation of a rearranged tertiary amine or sulfide compound as the end product.

Stevens rearrangement
Stevens rearrangement

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