Synthesis of 5-acetoxymethyl- and 5-hydroxymethyl-2-vinyl-furan.

Molecules (Basel, Switzerland) (2007-09-14)
Alexander Mehner, Ana L Montero, Ricardo Martinez, Stefan Spange
ABSTRACT

5-Acetoxymethyl- and 5-hydroxymethyl-2-vinylfuran were synthesized by two routes. The first route starts from 2-methylfuran and the second from furfuryl acetate. The latter route, involving successive Vilsmeier-Haack and Wittig reactions, is suitable for producing 5-acetoxymethyl-2-vinylfuran and 5-hydroxymethyl-2 vinylfuran in 68% and 60%yields, respectively.

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Sigma-Aldrich
Furfuryl acetate, 99%