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Synthesis and Characterization of Pentaerythritol-Derived Oligoglycol and Their Application to Catalytic Wittig-Type Reactions

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posted on 28.05.2004, 00:00 by Kai Li, Li Ran, Yi-Hua Yu, Yong Tang
Several pentaerythritol-derived oligoglycols 1 with free hydroxyl groups are readily prepared by a convergent approach. Quantitative 13C NMR proves to be an efficient tool for the characterization of oligoglycols. The corresponding telluride of oligoglycol 17 is synthesized and used as a good catalyst for Wittig-type reactions in preparing both disubstituted and trisubstituted οlefins in good to high yields.