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Synthesis of vinyl ethers of alcohols using calcium carbide under superbasic catalytic conditions (KOH/DMSO)

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Abstract

Vinyl ethers are important and useful synthetic building blocks. Using a test tube with a screw cap, a convenient preparation of vinyl ethers from alcohols with calcium carbide under superbasic catalytic conditions (KOH/DMSO) was developed. The vinylation of primary and secondary alcohols was successfully achieved, affording the desired products in good yields. The gram-scale preparation of a vinyl ether was also demonstrated. In this reaction, calcium carbide acts as an acetylene source, constituting a safer alternative to acetylene gas.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis of vinyl ethers of alcohols using calcium carbide under superbasic catalytic conditions (KOH/DMSO)

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The article was received on 14 Dec 2015, accepted on 19 Feb 2016 and first published on 22 Feb 2016


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5GC02977E
Green Chem., 2016,18, 2614-2618

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    Synthesis of vinyl ethers of alcohols using calcium carbide under superbasic catalytic conditions (KOH/DMSO)

    R. Matake, Y. Adachi and H. Matsubara, Green Chem., 2016, 18, 2614
    DOI: 10.1039/C5GC02977E

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