Aspects of tautomerism. 8. Solvolysis of some pseudo and normal acid chlorides

  • M. Vivekananda Bhatt
  • Shaker H. El Ashry
  • M. Balakrishnan


Pseudo acid chlorides derived from levulinic acid ando-benzoyl-benzoic acid, solvolyse in aqueous acetone, aqueous dioxane and aqueous dimethylformamide by aS Nl process. Their reaction pattern is distinct from that of typical normal acid chlorides, viz.,p-benzoylbenzoyl chloride and fluorene-9-one-1-carboxylic acid chloride, which solvolyse by aS N2 pathway. No evidence for tautomerism could be obtained either between the normal and pseudo forms of the acid chlorides or the derived ion pairs.


Tautomerism pseudo acid chloride solvolysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Vivekananda Bhatt
    • 1
  • Shaker H. El Ashry
    • 1
  • M. Balakrishnan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Organic ChemistryIndian Institute of ScienceBangalore

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