Wagner-Meerwein Rearrangement

Wagner-Meerwein Rearrangement Mechanism, Applications

Wagner-Meerwein Rearrangement


Wagner-Meerwein rearrangement is an acid catalyzed conversion of an alcohol to an olefin by change in carbon skeleton through the rearrangement of the carbocation intermediate.
Wagner-Meerwein Rearrangement


Mechanism of Wagner-Meerwein Rearrangement

Mechanism of Wagner-Meerwein Rearrangement takes place in two steps-
Step 1: Protonation of alcohol followed by the formation of a carbocation.
Step 2: 1,2-alkyl shift followed by loss of proton to give an alkene.
Mechanism of  Wagner-Meerwein Rearrangement


Applications of Wagner-Meerwein Rearrangement

Applications of Wagner-Meerwein Rearrangement


Examples of Wagner-Meerwein Rearrangement

Examples of Wagner-Meerwein Rearrangement