Letters in Organic Chemistry

Gwilherm Evano
Free University of Brussels
Brussels
Belgium

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Base-Promoted Reactions in Ionic Liquid Solvent: Synthesis of Butenolides

Author(s): Didier Villemin, Bachir Mostefa-Kara, Nathalie Bar, Nouredine Choukchou-Braham, Nawel Cheikh, Amel Benmeddah, Hassan Hazimeh, Chawki Ziani-Cherif.

Abstract:

Synthesis of 4-methyl-5,5-dialkyl-2-oxo-2,5-dihydrofuran-3-carbonitriles is reported herein, using potassium carbonate as a base in an ionic liquid (BMIM, BF4) as solvent. The system ionic liquid and base can be recovered and reused.

Keywords: Ionic liquids, 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate, α-hydroxyketones, butenolides

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Article Details

VOLUME: 3
ISSUE: 7
Year: 2006
Page: [558 - 559]
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.2174/157017806778341807
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