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One pot O-alkylation / Wittig olefination of hydroxybenzaldehydes in DMSO
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1  Department of Chemistry, UAE University
2  Department of Chemistry, United Arab Emirates University


Hydroxybenzaldehydes are submitted to a one pot O-alkylation / Wittig olefination in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) to give alkyl alkoxycinnamates. The reaction is carried out facilely and gives the products in high yield.

Keywords: Wittig olefination; one pot reaction; O-alkylation; cinnamates