1962 Volume 35 Issue 7 Pages 1194-1199
In the presence of sodium ethoxide, ethyl itaconate condensed with ketones (acetone and cyclohexanone) at the terminal carbon atoms of its triad system without any appreciable isomerisation and afforded novel compounds, α-methyl-γ,γ-disubstituted aconic acids (C) and α-alkylidenemethyl-γ,γ-disubstituted aconic acids (D).
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The chemical structures of C and D were determined by ultraviolet, infrared, NMR spectra etc.
A reaction mechanism has been proposed (p. 1197).
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