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Document Type

Research

Abstract

Tetra-ethyl furantetracarboxylate is readily prepared by the condensation of oxalacetic ester. The corresponding furantetracarboxylic acid can be progressively decarboxylated. Two of the interesting products of decarboxylation are 3, 4-furandicarboxylic acid and 3-furoic acid. The 3, 4-furandicarboxylic acid is interesting not only for purposes of absolute orientation (it completes the series of furandicarboxylic acids) but also because it gives unequivocal evidence for the constitution of a series of 2-nitrofurans. It now appears that this method of stripping carboxyl groups is the best now available for the synthesis of 3-furoic acid, which otherwise is prepared with considerable difficulty.

Publication Date

1933

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

40

Issue

1

First Page

112

Last Page

112

Copyright

© Copyright 1933 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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