Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
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Lactone Carboxylic Acids. IV. Reaction of Ethyl Chloroarylpyruvate with Ethyl Malonate

Takeda Akira
Wada Satosi
Uno Takaaki
The condensation of ethyl chloroarylpyruvate (Ⅰ) with ethyl malonate in the presence of sodium ethoxide afforded γ-aryl-α,β-dicarbethoxy-⊿(β),γ-butenolide. On the basis of the chemical and spectral evidences, the structure of the product (II) has been elucidated. This reaction provides new routes to α,β-dicarboalkoxy-γ-butyrolactones and/or to γ-ketocarboxylic acids.