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Molecules 2007, 12(3), 634-640; doi:10.3390/12030634

Synthesis of 5-Acetoxymethyl- and 5-Hydroxymethyl-2-vinyl-furan

1, 2, 2 and 1,*
1 Department of Polymer Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chemnitz University of Technology, Strasse der Nationen 62, D-09111 Chemnitz, Germany 2 University of Havana, Polymer Laboratory, Zapata y G, Havana 10400, Cuba
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 8 March 2007 / Revised: 23 March 2007 / Accepted: 23 March 2007 / Published: 26 March 2007
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Heterocycles)
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5-Acetoxymethyl- and 5-hydroxymethyl-2-vinylfuran were synthesized by two routes. The first route starts from 2-methylfuran and the second from furfuryl acetate. The latter route, involving successive Vilsmeier-Haack and Wittig reactions, is suitable for producing 5-acetoxymethyl-2-vinylfuran and 5-hydroxymethyl-2 vinylfuran in 68% and 60%yields, respectively.
Keywords: Vilsmeier-Haack reaction; Wittig reaction; 5-acetylfurfuryl alcohol; 5-hydroxymethyl-2-vinylfuran Vilsmeier-Haack reaction; Wittig reaction; 5-acetylfurfuryl alcohol; 5-hydroxymethyl-2-vinylfuran
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Mehner, A.; Montero, A.L.; Martinez, R.; Spange, S. Synthesis of 5-Acetoxymethyl- and 5-Hydroxymethyl-2-vinyl-furan. Molecules 2007, 12, 634-640.

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