Chapter 6. Elimination Reactions

  1. Richard D. Chambers FRS Emeritus Professor of Chemistry

Published Online: 3 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305371.ch6

Fluorine in Organic Chemistry

Fluorine in Organic Chemistry

How to Cite

Chambers, R. D. (2004) Elimination Reactions, in Fluorine in Organic Chemistry, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305371.ch6

Author Information

  1. University of Durham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 8 SEP 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405107877

Online ISBN: 9781444305371



  • elimination reactions;
  • β-elimination of hydrogen halides;
  • effect of the leaving halogen;
  • β-elimination of metal fluorides;
  • α-eliminations - generation and reactivity of fluorocarbenes and polyfluoroalkylcarbenes;
  • polyfluoroalkylcarbenes;
  • structure and reactivity of fluorocarbenes and polyfluoroalkylcarbenes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • β-Elimination of Hydrogen Halides

  • β-Elimination of Metal Fluorides

  • α-Eliminations: Generation and Reactivity of Fluorocarbenes and Polyfluoroalkylcarbenes

  • References