Wittig Reaction – conversion of ketones/aldehydes to alkenes

by James

Description: The Wittig reaction is a useful way of forming alkenes from phosphorus ylides (“Wittig Reagents”) and aldehydes or ketones.
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Andres Vanegas

Isn’t the final Alkene confirmation dependent on the R-groups of the Ylide, Cis from an unstablized ylide and trans from the semi/fully stabilized ylide?


Zachary Kubin

What solution should this be done in?


Rachel Erickson

When I do example 5, my product has one less carbon than the answer listed. What may I be doing wrong?


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