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Letters in Organic Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1570-1786
ISSN (Online): 1875-6255

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 and Chawki Ziani-Cherif

Volume 3, Issue 7, 2006

Page: [558 - 559] Pages: 2

DOI: 10.2174/157017806778341807

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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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