Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1995, 60, 1050-1053

A Short and Convenient Synthesis of (2E,4E)-N-Isobutyl-7-(3,4-methylenedioxyphenyl)hepta-2,4-dienamide

Goverdhan L. Kad, Ajay K. Arora, Sukhwinder Singh and Jasvinder Singh

Department of Chemistry, Panjab University, Chandigarh 160014, India


(2E,4E)-N-Isobutyl-7-(3,4-methylenedioxyphenyl)hepta-2,4-dienamide (I) possessing insecticidal activity against flies and mosquitoes has been synthesized in fine yield from 3-(3,4-methylenedioxyphenyl)prop-1-ene (II) using hydroboration-oxidation with acetoxyborohydride and a modified Wittig reaction as the key steps.