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Bamford-Stevens Reaction - Named Organic Reactions

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Bamford-Stevens Reaction
This is the general form of the Bamford-Stevens reaction.

This is the general form of the Bamford-Stevens reaction.

Todd Helmenstine
The Bamford-Stevens reaction converts tosylhydrazones into alkenes in the presence of a strong base.

The type of alkene depends on the solvent used. Protic solvents will produce carbenium ions and aprotic solvents will produce carbene ions.

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