Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1980, 45, 1826-1830

Synthesis of acyl 1-acetoxy-2-phenoxyethanes and the corresponding hydroxy derivatives

Ivan Lukáč, Ivan Zvara, Magdaléna Kulíčková and Pavol Hrdlovič

Institute of Polymers, Slovak Academy of Sciences, 809 34 Bratislava


Acyl 1-acetoxy-2-phenoxyethanes Ia-Id were prepared by aluminium chloride or polyphosphoric acid-catalyzed Friedel-Crafts acylation. Subsequent hydrolysis gave the corresponding alcohols IIa-IId. The formation of ortho-isomers during acylation was not observed.