(E,E)-1,4-Distyrylbenzene and Its Bisepoxy, Bis(dihydroxy), and Bis(dichloromethylene) Derivatives

M. S. Yusubov, V. D. Filimonov, V. D. Ogorodnikov

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Convenient preparative methods for indirect epoxidation and dichlorocyclopropanation of the two exocyclic double bonds in (E,E)-1,4-distyrylbenzene have been proposed. The procedure for epoxidation includes conjugate electrophilic bromination of (E,E)-1,4-distyrylbenzene with N-bromosuccinimide in formic acid, followed by treatment of the addition products with alkali under conditions of phase-transfer catalysis. The procedure also applies to styrene and stilbene derivatives. Dichlorocyclopropanation of (E,E)-1,4-distyrylbenzene smoothly occurs on heating in chloroform in the presence of alkali with no phase-transfer catalyst.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-85
Number of pages5
JournalRussian Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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