Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1983, 48, 319-326

Synthesis of 2-fluoropropenoic acid derivatives

Vladimír Tolman and Pavla Špronglová

Institute of Nuclear Biology and Radiochemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 142 20 Prague 4


A method is described for the synthesis of 2-fluoropropenoic acid esters, amides, and nitrile from the corresponding derivatives of 2-fluoro-3-(4-toluenesulfonyloxy)propanoic acid by heating with potassium phthalimide in vacuo. The free acid Ia and its chloride have also been synthesized. The reactivity of esters and nitrile of acid Ia has been verified by the Michael addition of diethyl acetamidomalonate to these compounds.