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Meyer–Schuster rearrangement

  • Jie Jack LiAffiliated withDept. Discovery Chemistry, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Email author 

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The isomerization of secondary and tertiary α-acetylenic alcohols to α,β- unsaturated carbonyl compounds via1,3-shift. When the acetylenic group is terminal, the products are aldehydes, whereas the internal acetylenes give ketones. Cf. Rupe rearrangement.