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Conversion of 2-Aceto-furan to Hexen-2-dion-4,5-acetal-1 and Pyrocatechol

Nature volume 159, pages 744745 (31 May 1947) | Download Citation



SEVERAL workers have already tried unsuccessfully to synthesize 2-amino-furan1, probably because this compound decomposes very readily. Nevertheless, it was thought that the substance might be produced by a milder procedure. Therefore, we have tried to apply to furan derivatives the reaction discovered by P. W. Neber2 on p-toluenesulphonyl derivatives of certain aromatic ketoximes, according to the following scheme.

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  1. Institute of Organic Chemistry, Hungarian University "Bolyai", Cluj-Kolozsvár.

    • L. VARGHA
    • , J. RAMONCZAI
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