Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1982, 47, 290-295

Basic hydrolysis of cinnamyl chloride

Libor Červený, Marie Křivská, Antonín Marhoul and Vlastimil Růžička

Department of Organic Technology, Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, 166 28 Prague 6


Basic hydrolysis of 3-chloro-1-phenyl-1-propene (cinnamyl chloride) to 3-phenyl-2-propen-1-ol (cinnamyl alcohol) and 1-phenyl-2-propen-1-ol was studied. The effects of the base type, presence of triethylbenzylammonium chloride as a phase transfer catalyst, and temperature were examined.