How would you carry out the following transformation?

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How would you carry out the following transformation?

Wittig reaction

Wittig reaction is useful to prepare substituted alkenes. In this reaction an aldehyde or ketone reacts with an ylide to prepare an alkene. The preparation of (E) and (Z)-alkenes depends on the type of ylide.

Answer and Explanation:

The given reaction is shown below.

The given reaction

The above reaction occurs when cyclohexanone reacts with phosphorus ylide. This reaction...

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The Wittig Reaction & Alkene Synthesis: Definition & Examples
The Wittig Reaction & Alkene Synthesis: Definition & Examples

from Chemistry 304: Organic Chemistry II

Chapter 2 / Lesson 14
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