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Ethyl cyclopropanecarboxylate is a reagent used in the addition of cyclopropane. It acts as annulation reagent for the conversion of aromatics to 2-methylindanones under Friedel-Crafts conditions.
Harold W. Pinnick; Stephen P. Brown; Elizabeth A. McLean; Linwood W. ZollerIII. Friedel-Crafts reactions of ethyl cyclopropanecarboxylate. J. Org. Chem.1981, 46, (18), 3758-3760.
Gary M. Lampman; Deane A. Horne; Gordon D. Hager. Convenient syntheses of cyclopropanecarboxylic acid, ethyl cyclopropanecarboxylate, cyclopropanecarbonitrile, and nitrocyclopropane. J. Chem. Eng. Data.1969, 14, (3), 396-397.
Annulation reagent for the conversion of aromatics to 2-methylindanones under Friedel-Crafts conditions: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 99, 5508 (1977); J. Org. Chem., 46, 3758 (1981):
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