On the mechanism of the chrysanthemic ester synthesis

M.J. Devos, A. Krief

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    The intimate mechanism of the one pot synthesis of chrysanthemic esters from methyl 4-oxo-butenoate and phosphorus ylide is disclosed. The first equivalent of ylide reacts selectively on the aldehyde function and the cyclopropanation occurs on the preformed betaine prior to its decomposition.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1511-1514
    Number of pages4
    JournalTetrahedron Letters
    Issue number17
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1979


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