About ring expansion

Asked by Mihir Prakash | 29th May, 2013, 04:17: PM

Expert Answer:

Ring expansion as the name suggests are the reactions in which the size of the ring increases.

Few examples of ring expansion reactions are:

  1. Beckmann rearrangement
  2. Dowd-Beckwith ring expansion reaction.
  3. Baeyer–Villiger oxidation

For example in Beckmann rearrangement a cyclic oximes yield lactams.

Answered by  | 30th May, 2013, 09:43: PM

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