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Skattebøl rearrangement

The Skattebøl rearrangement is an organic reaction for converting a geminal dihalo cyclopropane to an allene using an organolithium base. [1]. This rearrangement reaction is named after its discoverer, Lars Skattebøl. It proceeds through a carbene reaction intermediate.

When the cyclopropane ring is fitted with a 2-vinyl group, a cyclopentadiene is formed through a so-called foiled carbene intermediate [2] [3]:


  1. ^ Chemistry of gem-Dihalocyclopropanes. V.1 Formation of Tricyclo[,6]heptane and Derivatives Lars Skattebøl J. Org. Chem.; 1966; 31(9); 2789-2794 doi:10.1021/jo01347a014
  2. ^ ring system Chemistry of gem-dihalocyclopropanes—VI A novel synthesis of cyclopentadienes and fulvenes L. Skattebøl Tetrahedron Volume 23, Issue 3 , 1967, Pages 1107-1117 doi:10.1016/0040-4020(67)85060-9
  3. ^ Leo A. Paquette and Mark L. McLaughlin Organic Syntheses, CV 8, 223 Link
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