Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1984, 49, 280-284

The synthesis and reactivity of 5-nitro-2-furylacetylene

Daniel Végh and Jaroslav Kováč

Department of Organic Chemistry, Slovak Institute of Technology, 812 37 Bratislava


This paper describes the preparation of 5-nitro-2-furylacetylene (I), the starting material for the synthesis of 1-iodo-2-(5-nitro-2-furyl)ethylene (II), 3-(5-nitro-2-furyl)propinoic acid (III) and 1,2-bis-(5-nitro-2-furyl)-acetylene (IX), substances possessing antibacterial properties.