Thermal decomposition of allylic sulfinic acids: Confirmation of a retro-ene mechanism

Malcolm D. King, Rodney E. Sue, Rodney H. White, David J. Young

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The acidolysis of trialkyltin allylic sulfinates yields the corresponding sulfinic acids which undergo a first-order thermal decomposition with γ-syn substitution as predicted for a retro-ene mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1797-1798
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


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