It was demonstrated that a dialkylcadmium reagent would successfully react with the unsaturated acid chloride, cinnamoyl chloride, under both ordinary conditions and at 0 ° in the presence of ferric chloride to give the alkyl styryl ketone in yields of 54% and 46% respectively. The nbutyl styryl ketone obtained in the reaction displayed infrared absorbtion at 5.92 μ (C=O) and at 6.04 μ (C=C). The dipole moment was found to be 3.16 D in benzene solution at 25°.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Kraus, Kenneth W.; Bogan, Richard T.; and Weier, Richard M.
"Reaction of Cinnamoyl Chloride with a Dialkylcadmium Reagent,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 71(1), 205-207.
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