Synthesis and isomerization of 2-n-propyl-5-phenyltetrahydrofuran
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The synthesis of 2-n-propyl-5-phenyltetrahydrofuran was accomplished by catalytic hydrogenation of 1-furyl-3-phenylpropanol-3 in the vapor phase on Pt-C at 220°.
2-n-Propyl-5-phenyltetrahydrofuran is isomerized on Pt-C at 300° with opening of the ring at bothC-O bonds: 48% at the bond next to the phenyl radical, and 10% at the bond next to the propyl radical.
KeywordsHydrogenation Phenyl Vapor Phase Propyl Phenyl Radical
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