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Review | Regular issue | Vol 53, No. 6, 2000, pp.1379-1419
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/REV-00-529
4- and 5-Oxocarboxylic Acids as Versatile Synthons for the Preparation of Heterocycles

Ferenc Csende and Géza Stájer*

*Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Szeged, PO Box 121, H-6701 Szeged, Hungary


Conversions of 4- and 5-oxocarboxylic acids for the preparation of heterocycles are discussed. The review illustrates the importance and variability and presents the synthetic applicability of these versatile synthons.