Synthesis 1988; 1988(4): 291-293
DOI: 10.1055/s-1988-27546
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2,4-Diaroyl-3,5,6-triarylanilines from Addition of Benzyl Cyanides to Acetylenic Ketones

Fouli A. Fouli* , Ahmed S. A. Youssef, John M. Vernon
  • *Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Abbassia, Cairo, Egypt
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20 August 2002 (online)

Benzyl cyanides 1a-c react with acetylenic ketones 2a-c in the presence of sodium alkoxides to afford 1:1 (2,3,5-triaryl-5-oxopent-2-enonitriles 3a-i) and 1:2 adducts (2,4-diaroyl-3,5,6-triarylanilines 4a-i).