Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1982, 47, 617-621

Preparation and properties of β-ketosulphones of 5-nitrofuran series. Study of transfer of electronic effects through sulphone group

Dana Polakovičová, Adolf Jurášek and Vladimír Kvasnička

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


A series of 2-(5-nitro-2-furyl)-2-oxoethylarylsulphones have been synthesized by reaction of 5-nitro-2-bromoacetylfuran with sodium p-X-benzenesulphinates (where X = H, CH3, OCH3, CH3CONH, NH2, N(CH3)2, Cl, NO2) and used for a study of transfer of electronic effects of the substituent through SO2 group. The found linear dependence between the proton chemical shifts in 1H NMR spectra (and pKa values of the CH2 group) and the Hammett constants of the substituents proves the existence of the transfer through SO2 group. The results of physical measurements were compared with the data obtained by quantum-chemical calculations using the EHT method.