Evidence for α-lactone intermediates in addition of aqueous bromine to disodium dimethyl-maleate and -fumarate

J. J. Robinson, J. G. Buchanan, M. H. Charlton, R. G. Kinsman, M. F. Mahon, I. H. Williams

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Abstract

Crystallographic analysis of the bromo-β-lactones obtained by addition of bromine to aqueous solutions of disodium 2,3-dimethylmaleate and 2,3-dimethylfumarate reveals stereochemistries opposite to those originally assigned and suggests that the first-formed intermediate in each case is an α-lactone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-486
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Volume2001
Issue number5
Early online date20 Feb 2001
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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