From: Christopher Joseph Gorman (cjgorman$##$sas.upenn.edu)
Date: Fri Jun 11 2004 - 11:40:14 EDT
The Wittig would not normally react with enoate functionality.
And I don't know about the Takai, but the Tebbe *would* be able to methylate at
the enoate carbon, possibly even selectively.
Hope that helps!
> I need to do Wittig reaction (methylenation) with aldehyde which contains
> also enoate function (-CH=CH-CO2Me) on the other side of the chain.
> Can you suggest more selective than conventional Wittig reagent for aldehyde
> function or different conditions which would not cause reactions with
> (Tebbe and Takai reagents are being studied)
> Oleg N. Nadein
> Chemistry Department
> New Mexico Tech
> Socorro, NM 87801
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