Preparation ofγ-butyrolactones by oxidation of monofunctional tetrahydrofuran derivatives

  • G. N. Nikishin
  • V. G. Glukhovtsev
  • M. A. Peikova
  • N. G. Maksimova
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The major products in the oxygen-oxidation of tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol, its esters, and an ester of 2-tetrahydrofurancarboxylic acid are γ-butyrolactone and the corresponding γ-substituted γ-butyrolactone.


Oxidation Alcohol Ester Tetrahydrofuran Major Product 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. N. Nikishin
    • 1
  • V. G. Glukhovtsev
    • 1
  • M. A. Peikova
    • 1
  • N. G. Maksimova
    • 1
  1. 1.N. D. Zelinskii Institute of Organic ChemistryAcademy of Sciences of the USSRUSSR

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