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Synthesis of ortho-substituted ethynylbenzenes


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    The condensation of o-substituted iodobenzenes, andα- andβ-iodonaphthalene, with ethyl 2-methyl-3-butyn-2-yl acetacetal, followed by hydrolysis and subsequent alkaline cleavage of the obtained alcohols, gave the corresponding ethynylarenes.

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    Aryl iodides, containing electron-acceptor groups in the o-position of the benzene ring, are more reactive in the acetylenic condensation than the unsubstituted iodobenzene.

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Translated from Izvestiya Akademii Nauk SSSR, Seriya Khimicheskaya, No.2, pp. 476–479, February, 1973.

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Moroz, A.A., Shvartstaerg, M.S. Synthesis of ortho-substituted ethynylbenzenes. Russ Chem Bull 22, 464–466 (1973).

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  • Alcohol
  • Hydrolysis
  • Ethyl
  • Benzene
  • Iodide