Pyrolytic Decomposition of Simple Acetylenic Esters

Robert Alan Aitken, John James Morrison

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Abstract

The mechanism of thermal decomposition of nine acetylenic esters has been examined under conditions of flash vacuum pyrolysis. The products formed may be explained by a series of well-precedented steps involving such processes as ene reactions, alkyne to vinylidene rearrangements, carbene CH insertions, and fragmentation of 2,3-dihydrofuran-2-ones or 5,6-dihydropyran-2-ones with extrusion of CO and CO2 respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-112
Number of pages10
JournalARKIVOC
Volume9
Issue numberx
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Acetylenic ester
  • alkyne
  • carbene
  • fragmentation
  • pyrolysis
  • STABILIZED PHOSPHORUS YLIDES
  • FLASH VACUUM PYROLYSIS
  • TERMINAL ALKYNES
  • GENERATION
  • PROPIOLATE

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