Russian Chemical Bulletin

, Volume 44, Issue 6, pp 1005–1010 | Cite as

Spectroscopic and quantum chemical investigation of enol-enol tautomerism of 2-acetyltetronic acid

  • V. G. Avakyan
  • V. V. Gromak
  • A. E. Yatsenko
  • A. N. Shchegolikhin
  • N. A. Kubasova
Physical Chemistry


Vibratonal spectra of 2-acetyltetronic acid (ATA) (3-acetyloxolane-2,4-dione) were investigated in different aggregate states.Ab initio quantum chemical calculations (3-21G basis set) of 2-formyltetronic acid as analogue of ATA and semi empirical calculation of ATA were carried out. The tautomeric forms of ATA can be arranged in the following series with respect to thermodynamic stability (in decresing order):1a,1b,2a,2b.

Key words

tautomerim of β,β′-triketones 2-acetyltetronic acid vibrational spectra quantum-chemical calculation intramolecular hydrogen bond 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. G. Avakyan
    • 1
  • V. V. Gromak
    • 2
  • A. E. Yatsenko
    • 1
  • A. N. Shchegolikhin
    • 3
  • N. A. Kubasova
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Petrochemical SynthesisRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussian Federation
  2. 2.Institute of Bioorganic ChemistryAcademy of Sciences of Belarus'MinksBelarus'
  3. 3.N. N. Semenov Institute of Chemical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussian Federation

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