Published Online: 15 SEP 2010
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Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents
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2010. Rauhut-Currier Reaction. Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents. 521:2307–2310.
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2010
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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.
- electron-deficient alkenes;