Reaction of 1,3 butanediol with acetyl chloride

M. Bartok, B. Kozma, J. Apjok

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1. The reaction of 1,3-butanediol with acetyl chloride was studied. It was proved by gas-liquid chromatography that two isomers are formed: 4-chloro-2-butanol acetate (60%) and 3-chloro-1-butanol acetate (40%). 2. The following reaction mechanism is proposed: first 1,3-butanediol 1-acetate is formed, then, as an intermediary, a six-membered cyclic acetonium cation, and finally, under the action of the chloride ion, this is transformed along two directions with formation of isomeric chlorobutanol acetates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2089-2093
Number of pages5
JournalBulletin of the Academy of Sciences, USSR Division of Chemical Science
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1964

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