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Paper | Special issue | Vol 84, No. 2, 2012, pp.775-783
Published online, 17th August, 2011
DOI: 10.3987/COM-11-S(P)55
Preparation of Furan Ring from 2-(Oxiran-2-yl)-1-alkylethanone Catalyzed by Nafion® SAC-13

Rihoko Tombe and Seijiro Matsubara*

*Department of Material Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoudai-katsura, Nishikyo, Kyoto 615-8510, Japan


Treatment of a 2-(oxiran-2-yl)-1-alkylethanone with Nafion® SAC-13 induced a cyclization reaction into furan ring. This method gave furans with a small amount of acid without aqueous work up.