Preparation of fluorolactones from the reaction of γ-ketoacids with diethylaminosulfur trifluoride

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Levulinic acid and related γ-ketoacids react with diethylaminosulfur trifluoride to give γ-fluorobutyrolactones in good yield. The involvement of a bicyclic (3.2.1) mechanism is considered. © 1984.

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  • Timothy B. Patrick

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