Eine flexible Synthese von 4-Oxobutansäure- methylestern und deren Derivaten
17 September 2002 (online)
A Flexible Synthesis of Methyl 4-Oxobutanoates and Their Derivatives Ring cleavage of several methyl 2-trimethylsiloxycyclopropanecarboxylates 3 provides rather sensitive methyl 4-oxobutanoates (ß-formyl esters) 4 in excellent yields. Siloxycyclopropanes 3 are easily available either directly from the corresponding silyl enol ethers 2 and methyl diazoacetate or by alkylation of deprotonated cyclopropanes 3. A highly efficient one-pot procedure affords methyl 4,4-dimethoxybutanoates 5, which can be converted into protected 4-hydroxybutanals 7 and 8 by standard methods.