I. Reductive decomposition with metallic sodium in liquid ammonia of 1-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-(2′-methoxyphenoxy)propane-1,3-diol
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1. 1-(4-Hydroxyphenyl)-2-(2′-methoxyphenoxy)propane-1,3-diol has been synthesized for the first time.
2. The reductive decomposition of 1-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-(2′-methoxyphenoxy)propane-1, 3-diol with metallic sodium in liquid ammonia has been performed, and the presence in the decomposition products of guaiacol, catechol, 4-hydroxyphenylpropane, 1-(4-hydroxyphenyl)propane-1-ol and 3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)propane-1-ol has been established.
3. A quantitative analysis of the decomposition products has been performed by the GLC method and it has been established that the β-ether bond of the dimer is cleaved completely under the conditions used.
KeywordsDecomposition Product Guaiacol Liquid Ammonia Dimethyl Sulfate Metallic Sodium
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