Patent Number: 6,310,256

Title: Synthesis of 4-ketocyclopentene compounds

Abstract: A process for forming 4-ketocyclopentene and substituted 4-ketocyclopentene compounds starting from the corresponding 1-carbohydrocarbyloxy-2-keto-4-hydroxy-5-cyclopentene by reduction followed by decarboxylation.

Inventors: Shankar; Ravi B. (Midland, MI), Timmers; Francis J. (Midland, MI)

Assignee: The Dow Chemical Company

International Classification: C07C 23/00 (20060101); C07C 23/18 (20060101); C07C 49/683 (20060101); C07C 29/143 (20060101); C07C 303/28 (20060101); C07C 49/665 (20060101); C07C 46/00 (20060101); C07C 45/00 (20060101); C07C 45/67 (20060101); C07C 29/00 (20060101); C07C 49/00 (20060101); C07C 303/00 (20060101); C07C 17/093 (20060101); C07F 7/08 (20060101); C07C 17/00 (20060101); C07C 46/04 (20060101); C07F 7/10 (20060101); C07F 7/00 (20060101); C07C 309/66 (20060101); C07C 309/00 (20060101); C07C 049/597 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018