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dc.contributor.authorSamaraweera, Jesmine Sriyani.
dc.creatorSamaraweera, Jesmine Sriyani.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-31T18:17:22Z
dc.date.available2011-10-31T18:17:22Z
dc.date.issued1994en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/186712
dc.description.abstractDianions were made for the first time from α-ketoacids, using n-BuLi/t-BuOK (Lochmann's base), and alkylated on oxygen with dialkyl sulfates, alkyl sulfonates (triflates, tosylates), or alkyl halides to produce α-alkoxyacrylic acids. This is a more direct and efficient route to these acids than those used earlier. The α -ketoacids used were pyruvic acid, 2-oxobutanoic acid, and 3-methyl-2-oxobutanoic acid. 2-Oxobutanoic acid gave (Z)-2-alkoxy-2-butenoic acids with very high stereoselectivity. 3-Methyl-2-oxobutanoic acid gave 3-methyl-2-alkoxy-2-butenoic acids in low yields, but this is the only route to these acids to date.
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dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
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dc.titleα-Alkoxyacrylic acids from α-ketoacids.en_US
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dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.contributor.chairBates, Robert B.en_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberO'Brien, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMash, Eugene A., Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWigley, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWalker, F. Annen_US
dc.identifier.proquest9426542en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineChemistryen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-13T17:57:05Z
html.description.abstractDianions were made for the first time from α-ketoacids, using n-BuLi/t-BuOK (Lochmann's base), and alkylated on oxygen with dialkyl sulfates, alkyl sulfonates (triflates, tosylates), or alkyl halides to produce α-alkoxyacrylic acids. This is a more direct and efficient route to these acids than those used earlier. The α -ketoacids used were pyruvic acid, 2-oxobutanoic acid, and 3-methyl-2-oxobutanoic acid. 2-Oxobutanoic acid gave (Z)-2-alkoxy-2-butenoic acids with very high stereoselectivity. 3-Methyl-2-oxobutanoic acid gave 3-methyl-2-alkoxy-2-butenoic acids in low yields, but this is the only route to these acids to date.


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