Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 8–11 | Cite as

Alcohols of the nitrofuran series

II. Reduction of α-ethyl-β-(5-nitro-2-furyl)acrolein and 5-(5-nitro-2-furyl)penta-2,4-dienal with sodium borohydride
  • M. Ya. Berklava
  • S. A. Hiller


By reducing the corresponding aldehydes with sodium borohydride,α-ethyl-β-(5-nitro-2-furyl)allyl alcohol and 5-(5-nitro-2-furyl)penta-2, 4-dienol have been obtained. A number of their esters have been synthesized.


Sodium Alcohol Ester Organic Chemistry Aldehyde 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Ya. Berklava
    • 1
  • S. A. Hiller
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Organic Synthesis AS LatvSSRRiga

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