Intramolecular Reactions of Some Cyclic β-Diketones

Howard J. Schaeffer, Robert Vince

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The reaction of 2-(4,4-dimethyl-2,6-dioxocyclohexyl)succinic acid with acetic anhydride resulted in an unusual decarboxylation and rearrangement reaction. This paper describes this reaction and discusses certain other reactions of β-diketones.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4502-4505
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 1962
Externally publishedYes


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