Accession Number:

AD0646944

Title:

CYCLOPROPANONE IV,

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Corporate Author:

COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

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Report Date:

1966-06-27

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

The chemistry of small unsaturated molecules of unusual structure is of interest partly because of their great potential as intermediates in organic syntheses. The paper reports a relatively simple, high yield synthesis of such a compound, cyclopropanone, by the addition of diazomethane to ketene in methylene chloride solution at -78C. A surprising difference in reactivity towards different nucleophiles is shown by cycloprononone and ketene the former is attacked by methanol at least ten times faster than the latter, but ketene is more the reactive of the two towards diazomethane. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE