A simple and convenient method for the synthesis of cyclobutenediones from alkynes using new Fe(CO)5/NaH/MeI reagent system

Mariappan Periasamy, Mallesh Beesu, D. Shyam Raj

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Abstract

Iron carbonyl complexes prepared in situ using the Fe(CO)5/NaH/MeI reagent combination and alkynes at 25 °C give the corresponding cyclobutenediones in 50-65% yields after CuCl2 · 2H2O oxidation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2843-2846
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organometallic Chemistry
Volume693
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 15 2008

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We are thankful to the CSIR (New Delhi) for financial support. Support of the UGC under “University of Potential for Excellence” programme is gratefully acknowledged. The award of the JC Bose Fellowship grant to M.P. gratefully acknowledged.

Keywords

  • Alkynes
  • Cyclobutenediones
  • Iron pentacarbonyl
  • Sodium hydride

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