Synthesis 1980; 1980(8): 589-612
DOI: 10.1055/s-1980-29134
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Synthesis and Reactions of Glutaconaldehyde and 5-Amino-2,4-pentadienals

Jan Becher*
  • *Department of Chemistry, Odense University, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark
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Publication Date:
15 May 2002 (online)

The structure, preparation, and reactions of glutaconaldehyde (5-hydroxy-2, 4-pentadienal) and 5-amino-2,4-pentadienal are reviewed. 1. Introduction 2. Structure of Glutaconaldehyde and Derivatives 3. Synthesis of Glutaconaldehyde 3.1. Free Glutaconaldehyde 3.2. Glutaconaldehyde Salts 4. Reactions of the Glutaconaldehyde Anion 4.1. Acyclic Derivatives 4.2. Carbocyclic Compounds 4.3. Heterocyclic Compounds 5. Nucleophilic Ring Opening Reactions of Pyridinium Salts 6. 5-Amino-2,4-pentadienal 6.1. Structure and Reactions 6.2. Preparation 6.3. Reactions with Active Methylene Compounds