Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1992, 57, 1684-1692

Synthesis of 3-(5-Alkyl-4-acetyl(ethoxycarbonyl))-2-propenoates from Derivatives of 3-Phenoxy-2-furylmethylene

Štefan Marchalína, Vladimír Mlynárikb, Anna Staňováa and Dušan Ilavskýa

a Department of Organic Chemistry, Slovak Technical University, 812 37 Bratislava
b Czechoslovak Institute of Metrology, 842 55 Bratislava


3-(2-Furyl)propenoates IV-VIII were obtained by treatment of 5-phenoxy-2-furylmethylene derivatives I-III with alcoholic hydrogen chloride in one step. The probable transition mechanism of synthons I-III into the 2,4,5-trisubstituted furans is presented. The geometric isomers E-IV, Z-V and Z-VI, isolated in pure form, were transformed into the corresponding acids E-IX, Z-IX and E-X by base-catalyzed hydrolysis. Acid hydrolysis of the 1,3-diketone I afforded (4Z,6Z)-6-acetyl-7-hydroxy-2,4,6-octatrien-4-olide (XI). Structure of the products was verified by spectral (IR, UV, NMR and mass) methods.