An intriguing case of the retro-michael reaction

Mária Incze, Gábor Dörnyei, Mária Kajtár-Peredy, Csaba Szántay

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In the course of Michael addition of carbanions, derived from malononitrile or cyanoacetic ester, to a nitrostyrol retro reaction has also been observed. Depending on the reaction conditions any of the two compounds formed can be obtained as main product. The entire process has been thoroughly investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3389-3393
Number of pages5
JournalSynthetic Communications
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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