Tertiary butylation of five membered heterocycles. A ups study

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Abstract

The reaction of 2-chloromercuryfuran and t-butyl-bromide was studied by UV photoelectron spectroscopy. During the reaction the formation of t-butylfuran, 2,5-di-t-butyl-furan, t-butylchloride, isobutylene and furan were found. In accordance with the experimental observations a novel reaction mechanism has been proposed. The first fast and the second slow step of the reaction has been interpreted. The corresponding thiophene derivative gave similar results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5955-5959
Number of pages5
JournalTetrahedron
Volume43
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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