Fast preparation of dihydrocyclocitral from citronellal under solventless microwave irradiation

Fritz Duus, Nhuan Ngoc Doan, Thach Ngoc Le, Poul Erik Hansen

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    Dihydrocyclocitral, a useful reagent in organic synthesis, has been synthesized in high yield and with high stereoselectivity from citronellal under microwave irradiation in two steps, involving acetic anhydride under base catalysis, then p-toluene-sulfonic acid on silica gel under solventless conditions.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalTetrahedron Letters
    Pages (from-to)6749-6751
    Number of pages3
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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