Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1990, 55, 1208-1215

8-Acyl-7-phenylbicyclo[2.2.2]-2,6-diones by rearrangement of 3-acyloxy-5-(2-phenylethenyl)-2-cyclohexen-1-ones. 1H and 13C NMR spectral evidence of their structure

Pavel Hrnčiara, Tibor Liptayb and Ján Šragaa

a Department of Organic Chemistry, Comenius University, 842 15 Bratislava
b Department of Physical Chemistry, Slovak Technical University, 812 37 Bratislava


3-Acyloxy-5-(2-phenylethenyl)-2-cyclohexen-1-ones II were prepared by O-acylation of 5-(2-phenylethenyl)-1,3-cycloxanedione (I). Treatment of II with AlCl3 resulted in rearrangement of the acyl group to the double bond of the phenylethenyl grouping followed by cyclization to 8-acyl-7-phenylbicyclo[2.2.2]octane-2,6-diones III. Their structure was evidenced by analysis of the 1H and 13C NMR spectral data.