The reaction of chloromethyl phenyl ether with butyllithium in olefins yields phenoxy-cyclopropanes. 1-Chloro-1-phenoxycyclopropanes can be prepared in a similar manner, though the yields are poor. Alkoxycyclopropanes are formed when dichloromethyl alkyl ethers are treated with methyllithium/lithium iodide in the presence of olefins. Cyclopropanols can be obtained in good yields by reaction of (β-chloroethoxy)cyclopropanes either with butyl- or ethyllithium or with bases. – As was shown by acetolysis experiments with cyclopropyl p-toluenesulfonates having a known steric configuration, the rearrangement of a cyclopropyl derivative into an allyl cation proceeds in accordance with the Woodward-Hoffmann-DePuy rule. The solvolysis of exo-bicyclo[n.1.0]alkyl p-toluene-sulfonates is assumed to proceed via “semi-open” intermediates, which are somewhere between an allyl cation and a cyclopropyl cation.