A convenient method for lactonization of α-allyl esters using iodine in dimethyl- sulphoxide

  • B. R. Nawghare
  • S. V. Gaikwad
  • B. V. Pawar
  • P. D. Lokhande
Keywords: γ-Butyrolactones, α-Allyl esters, Iodine, Dimethyl sulphoxide

Abstract

A simple method for the synthesis of α-γ-disubstituted-γ-butyrolactones by cyclization of α-allyl esters using iodine in dimethylsulphoxide is reported. This method is efficient and operationally simple in comparison to methods using transition metal complexes.

 

KEY WORDS: γ-Butyrolactones, α-Allyl esters, Iodine, Dimethyl sulphoxide

 

Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2014, 28(3), 469-473.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/bcse.v28i3.16

Published
2014-09-22
Section
Articles

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