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Rauhut-Currier Reaction

(Rauhut-Currier Dimerization)

Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470638859.conrr521

Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents

Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents

How to Cite

2010. Rauhut-Currier Reaction. Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents. 521:2307–2310.

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  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

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Abstract

The phosphine catalyzed dimerization of electron-deficient alkenes is generally referred to as the Rauhut–Currier reaction or Rauhut–Currier dimerization. It has been observed that the dimerization of methyl acrylate at temperatures between 50° and 110°C always gives head-to-tail dimmer and the reaction of acrynitrile at refluxing temperatures leads to the vigorous polymerization of acrynitrile. This reaction is useful for the general application in organic synthesis.

Keywords:

  • t-butanol;
  • electron-deficient alkenes;
  • acrynitrile;
  • tributylphosphine