volume 55, issue 3, P704-709 1990
DOI: 10.1135/cccc19900704
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Abstract: Olefin-isomer distribution has been investigated in the Woelm alumina promoted elimination from a series of 2-decyl and 5-decyl derivatives (X = F, Cl, Br, I, OTs) in ether. From the observed effect of leaving group it has been inferred that the heterogeneous reaction is a concerted process. A comparison has been made with corresponding results from homogeneous, alkali-alkoxide promoted eliminations in low polar solvents. A striking similarity in steric course between the two reactions has been noted and expla…

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