Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds

, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 254–257 | Cite as

Scission of oxiranes by acid anhydrides to unsaturated alcohol esters

  • A. A. Gevorkyan
  • P. I. Kazaryan
  • S. V. Avakyan
  • É. S. Simonyan


The reactions of some 1-R-3-methyl-2,3-epoxybutanes with acetic and propionic anhydrides takes place at 140–160‡C, regioselectively, with the formation of β-metallyl alcohol esters.


Alcohol Acetic Ester Organic Chemistry Anhydride 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Gevorkyan
    • 1
  • P. I. Kazaryan
    • 1
  • S. V. Avakyan
    • 1
  • É. S. Simonyan
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Organic ChemistryAcademy of Sciences of the Armenian SSRErevan

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