Büchner-Curtius-Schlotterbeck reaction

What is Buchner-Curtius-Schlotterbeck reaction?

The Buchner-Curtius-Schlotterbeck reaction involves the formation of ketones through the reaction of aldehydes and aliphatic diazo compounds.

Buchner-Curtius-Schlotterbeck reaction
Buchner-Curtius-Schlotterbeck reaction

It is also possible for this reaction to result in the formation of ethylene oxides.

References

  • Buchner, E. and Curtius, T. (1885), Synthese von Ketonsäureäthern aus Aldehyden und Diazoessigäther. [Synthesis of ketone ethers from aldehydes and diazoacetic ethers.] Ber. Dtsch. Chem. Ges., 18: 2371-2377. https://doi.org/10.1002/cber.188501802118
  • Schlotterbeck, F. (1907), Umwandlung von Aldehyden in Ketone durch Diazomethan. [Umwandlung von Aldehyden in Ketone durch Diazomethan.] Ber. Dtsch. Chem. Ges., 40: 479-483. https://doi.org/10.1002/cber.19070400179
  • Schlotterbeck, F. (1909), Umwandlung von Aldehyden in Ketone durch Diazomethan. II. [Conversion of aldehydes to ketones by diazomethane. II.] Ber. Dtsch. Chem. Ges., 42: 2559-2564. https://doi.org/10.1002/cber.190904202163
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