Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1979, 44, 1630-1633

Synthesis of 5-nitro-2-vinylfuran by Wittig method

Daniel Végh, Jaroslav Kováč and Miloslava Dandárová

Department of Organic Chemistry, Slovak Institute of Technology, 880 37 Bratislava


The conversion of furfuryl alcohol to 5-nitro-2-vinylfuran (VI) is described. The new method of preparation is based on the Wittig reaction carried out in aqueous formaldehyde.