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1,2-Elimination

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  • A 1,2-elimination or β-elimination is an elimination reaction in which an organic compound loses two ligands from adjacent atoms.

    eg:

    net reaction:

    In this elimination reaction the two ligands 1 loses, H and Br, are on adjacent atoms. Therefore, this elimination reaction is a 1,2-elimination reaction.

    see also 1,1-elimination.