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Chemistry of acetals

Communication 12. Use of gas-liquid chromatography for the analysis of products of the reaction of ortho esters with vinyl ethers


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    In a study of the composition of the mixtures formed in the reactions of ortho esters with vinyl ethers in presence of zinc chloride or boron trifluoride etherate the method of gas-liquid chromatography was used. The chromatographic column contained a silicone elastomer supported on sodium chloride.

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    The conditions were determined for the gas-liquid chromatography of acetals and some carbonyl compounds, and their relative retention times were determined.

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    Under the given conditions, not only did addition of ortho esters to vinyl ethers occur, but also decomposition of the ortho esters, their self-condensation, and their condensation with normal esters.

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Yanovskaya, L.A., Kucherov, V.F. & Rudenko, B.A. Chemistry of acetals. Russ Chem Bull 11, 2087–2092 (1962).

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  • Silicone
  • Zinc
  • Ester
  • Boron
  • Sodium Chloride