Draw the major organic product for the reaction shown.
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Draw the major organic product for the reaction shown. Select Draw Rings More Erase 1. PPh3 2. n-butyllithium 3. i
The above reaction is known as Wittig reaction. Alkyl halide on reaction with PPh3 undergo substitution reaction. Adding n-butyllithium which is a base undergo deprotonation on the carbon which is connected to the PPh3 group to get a ylide intermediate. This ylide on reaction with benzaldehyde gives an alkene.
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