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Iodine in isopropenyl acetate is a unique catalyst for the acetylation of a variety of alcohols, phenols and amines under solvent free conditions. It is used as a solvent for cellulose, plastics, oil and fats. It is also a building block used for various organic synthesis.
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Enol acetate of acetone. Other carbonyl compounds can be converted to their enol acetates by exchange; see, e.g.: J. Org. Chem., 30, 2502 (1965).
Crossed aldol condensations with acetals are promoted by Lewis acids, e.g. TiCl4 to give ß-alkoxy ketones: Chem. Lett., 323 (1974).
For the (2 + 2) photochemical cycloaddition with isophorone, see: Org. Synth. Coll., 6, 1024 (1988).
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