Tandem oxidation-Wittig-Wittig sequences for the preparation of functionalised dienoates

Stuart Lang, Richard Taylor

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A range of functionalised dienes and trienes have been prepared by one-pot processes in which alcohol oxidation is accompanied by in situ Wittig homologation using Trippett's reagent [(triphenylphosphoranylidene)acetaldehyde] followed by addition of a second stabilised phosphorane. This procedure has been applied to alpha-hydroxy carbonyl compounds and activated benzylic alcohols.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5489-5492
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2006


  • tandem
  • oxidation-wittig-wittig sequences
  • preparation
  • functionalised dienoates

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