Preparation of diethyl malonate adducts from chalcone analogs containing a thienyl ring
Nine chalcone-diethyl malonate derivatives (4a-i) were prepared by the reaction of chalcone derivatives (3a-i) with diethyl malonate in the presence of a catalytic amount of KOt-Bu in CH2CI2 in good to excellent yields. The products were characterized by FTIR, 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR and elemental analyses.
KEY WORDS: Michael addition, Chalcone, KOt-Bu, Diethyl malonate
Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. 2010, 24(1), 85-91.