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5 Hydroxy 2(5H) furanone

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5-Hydroxy-2(5H)-furanone

5-Hydroxy-2(5H)-furanone is a furanone derived from oxidation of furfural using singlet oxygen.

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Uses

5-Hydroxy-2(5H)-furanone is a potent pesticide and a four carbon building block for various heterocycles.

Chemical properties

5-Hydroxy-2(5H)-furanone exists in chemical equilibrium with its isomer, cis-β-formylacrylic acid, in ring-chain tautomerism:

Under some conditions the compound will isomerize into succinic anhydride. Upon heating in strongly basic solution (pH > 9) this isomer will hydrate to succinic acid.

References

5-Hydroxy-2(5H)-furanone Wikipedia


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