The Perkin reaction of the activated aromatic ketones (2,2,2-trifluoroacetophenone and its 4′-phenyl-derivative) with various condensing agents (acetic anhydride, propionic anhydride, phenylacetic acid/acetic anhydride) gives the title compounds in good or moderate yields, and high E-stereoselectivity. For some derivatives an appreciable amount of the Z isomer was also formed. Several of the resulting butenoic acids and their methyl esters are synthesised and characterised for the first time.
- Perkin condensation
- Trifluoro-activated aromatic ketones
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- Inorganic Chemistry