Accession Number : AD0646944

Title :   CYCLOPROPANONE IV,

Corporate Author : COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Turro,Nicholas J. ; Hammond,Willis B.

Report Date : 27 JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The chemistry of small unsaturated molecules of unusual structure is of interest partly because of their great potential as intermediates in organic syntheses. The paper reports a relatively simple, high yield synthesis of such a compound, cyclopropanone, by the addition of diazomethane to ketene in methylene chloride solution at -78C. A surprising difference in reactivity towards different nucleophiles is shown by cycloprononone and ketene; the former is attacked by methanol at least ten times faster than the latter, but ketene is more the reactive of the two towards diazomethane. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CYCLOPROPANES, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY)), (*KETONES, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY)), CARBINOLS, KETENES, AZIDES

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE