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Communication | Special issue | Vol 15, No. 1, 1981, pp.259-262
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/S-1981-01-0259
Reductive Methylation of ω -Carbinollactams via Anomalous Witting Reaction

J. J. J. de Boer and W. N. Speckamp*

*Rothmsted Experimental Station, Harpenden, Herts, U.K.


Methylene phosphorane reacts with carbinollactams 4 with unexpected formation of 5-Me-substituted lactams 5. Reaction of phosphorane homologs with 4 afforded the γ,δ-alkenylamides 6.