Synthesis 1990; 1990(1): 39-40
DOI: 10.1055/s-1990-26781
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Esters of 2-Dialkylamino-2-propenoic Aids

Zdeněk Arnold*
  • *Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, CS-166 10 Prague 6, Czechoslovakia
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Publication Date:
17 September 2002 (online)

The title compounds (2a-d), representing α,β-didehydroalanine derivatives and reactive equivalents of pyruvic acid, have been obtained by the reaction of methyl or tert-butyl pyruvate with dimethylamine, piperidine or morpholine in the presence of arsenous trichloride. The synthesis of dimethyl 2,4-dioxopentanedioate is given as an example of the versatile reactivity of these compounds.