Title

A simple preparation of ethyl 2,5-dimethylfuran-3-carboxylate and 2,5-dimethylfuran-3,4-dicarboxylic acid from diethyl 2,3-diacetylsuccinate

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-2009

Abstract

A simple preparation of ethyl 2,5-dimethylfuran-3-carboxylate, 2,5-dimethylfuran-3,4-dicarboxylic acid, and diethyl 2,5-dimethylfuran-3,4-dicarboxylate by treatment of diethyl 2,3-diacetylsuccinate with aqueous HCl is reported. The reaction is performed under organic solvent free conditions from a readily available cheap starting material.

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DOI: 10.1002/jhet.92