Bamford-Stevens reaction

The Bamford-Stevens reaction is a chemical reaction which can convert a ketone into an alkene via treatment with a tosylhydrazone and a strong base. The reaction forms a diazo compound as an intermediate which may be isolated.

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Z. Zhang and J. Wang, Tetrahedron, 2008, 64, 6577–6605.

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