Synthesis 1990; 1990(7): 563-564
DOI: 10.1055/s-1990-26939
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One-Pot Synthesis of 1,4-Diketones from Nitroalkenes and Ketones

Masaaki Miyashita* , Bahlul Z. E. Awen, Akira Yoshikoshi
  • *Chemical Research Institute of Non-aqueous Solutions, Tohoku University, Sendai 980, Japan
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Publication Date:
17 September 2002 (online)

A convenient one-pot synthesis of 1,4-diketones was achieved by the conjugate addition of lithium enolates of ketones to nitroalkenes, followed by in situ hydrolysis of the resulting lithium salts of aci-nitro compounds with aqueous hydrochloric acid in tetrahydrofuran.