A remarkable rate acceleration of the baylis–hillman reaction

Wei Der Lee, Kung Shuo Yang, Kwunmin Chen*

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Treatment of α-naphthyl acrylate with both aliphatic and aromatic aldehydes in the presence of DABCO (30 mol%) afforded the desired (α-methylene-β-hydroxy)esters with reasonable chemical yields (51–88%) within 20 min.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1612-1613
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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