Bamford-Stevens reaction

  • Jie Jack Li


The Bamford-Stevens reaction and the Shapiro reaction share a similar mechanistic pathway. The former uses a base such as Na, NaOMe, LiH, NaH, NaNH2, etc., whereas the latter employs a base such as alkyllithiums and Grignard reagents. As a result, the Bamford-Stevens reaction furnishes the more-substituted olefins as the thermodynamic products, while the Shapiro reaction generally affords the less-substituted olefins as the kinetic products.


Inorganic Chemistry Organic Chemistry Mechanistic Pathway Grignard Reagent Kinetic Product 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jie Jack Li
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  1. 1.Chemistry DepartmentPfizer Global Research and DevelopmentAnn ArborUSA

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