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Document Type

Research

Abstract

During the study of the nitrogen heterocyclics, a convenient method of preparing δ-chlorovaleronitrile was desired. The synthesis developed involved the procedure of Gilman and Louisinian for decarboxylation of furoic acid. The furan obtained was reduced in the presence of palladous oxide palladium black giving a 95 per cent yield of tetrahydrofuran which was split with hydrogen chloride yielding 55 per cent of the theoretical tetramethylene chlorohydrin. Treatment of the chlorohydrin with phosphorus tribromide gave a 98 per cent yield of tetramethylene chlorobromide which gave a 52 per cent yield of δ-chlorovalero nitrile when reacted with sodium cyanide. The chemicals required and the operations involved lend themselves to the preparation of appreciable quantities.

Publication Date

1934

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

41

Issue

1

First Page

169

Last Page

170

Copyright

© Copyright 1934 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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