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It is employed in the preparation of 4-methoxytetrahydropyran-4-yl protecting group, synthesis of symmetric tetra substituted methanes. The methyl enol ether is a useful protecting agent for alcohols, e.g. in nucleotide synthesis, with the advantage over 3,4-Dihydro-2H-pyran. It is also employed in a study of the enantioselective alpha-aminoxylation of ketones with nitrosobenzene and L-proline in an ionic liquid. It undergoes condensation reactions in the preparation of dipeptides and spiroimidazolones. It is also employed in wittig reactions for the synthesis of Penicillins and in a ring of vitamin D3
Colin B. Reese.; R. Saffhill.; J. E. Sulston. Symmetrical alternative to the tetrahydropyranyl protecting group.J. Am. Chem. Soc.,1967,89(13), 3366-3368.
George R. Newkome.; Sadao Arai.; V. K. Gupta.; Rodger W. Griffin. Chemistry of micelles series. 4. A convenient synthesis of tetrakis(2-bromoethyl)methane.J. Org. Chem.,1987,52(24), 5480-5482.
The methyl enol ether is a useful protecting agent for alcohols, e.g. in nucleotide synthesis, with the advantage over 3,4-Dihydro-2H-pyran, L02731, that no new asymmetric center is introduced on reaction with a chiral alcohol: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 89, 3366 (1967); Tetrahedron, 26, 1023, 1031 (1970).
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