Triphenylphosphine-catalysed one-pot synthesis of γ-butyrolactone derivatives and highly substituted enones via reaction of dimethyl acetylenedicarboxylate and aryl aldehydes

  • Bayat M
  • Imanieh H
  • Hassanzadeh F
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Abstract

The reaction between dimethyl acetylenedicarboxylate and various aryl aldehydes in the presence of triphenylphosphine leads to unsaturated γ-butyrolactone derivatives and highly substituted enones in fairly good yields at room temperature. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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  • Butenolide
  • Dimethyl acetylenedicarboxylate
  • Triphenylphosphine

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