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110-87-2 - 3,4-Dihydro-2H-pyran, 99% - 2,3-Dihydropyran - L02731 - Alfa Aesar

L02731 3,4-Dihydro-2H-pyran, 99%

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3,4-Dihydro-2H-pyran, 99%


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Miscible with water and chloroform.


Widely used hydroxyl-protecting reagent3,4-Dihydro-2H-pyran is used as a hydroxyl-protecting reagent in organic synthesis. It acts as an intermediate in synthetic chemistry. It is used to protect various reactive functional groups. It is involved in the polymerization reaction either alone or with unsaturated compound and finds application in polymer industries. Further, it is employed in the preparation of bicyclic compounds of epoxide-fused, halo compounds and allenic alcohols.


Incompatible with oxidizing agents, strong acids and alcohols.

Literature References

Protects OH groups as their tetrahydropyranyl, (THP) ethers, stable to bases, Grignard or organolithium reagents, metal hydrides, etc., but readily removed by mild acid. Introduction (acetal formation) generally employs an acid catalyst, often p-TsOH. For example of protection, reaction with Grignard, and deprotection, see: Org. Synth. Coll., 7, 334 (1990). For alternative catalysts for THP ether formations, see: Pyridinium p-toluenesulfonate, A15708, Triphenyl­phosphine hydrobromide, L14290, Boron trifluoride diethyl­ etherate, A15275, Amberlyst® 15, 89079, Montmorillonite K10, L15160, Acetonyl­triphenyl­phosphonium bromide, B22434, Indium(III)­ trifluoromethanesulfonate, 40131. Sulfuric acid/ silica gel: Synth. Commun., 22, 159 (1992), allows the catalyst to be removed by simple filtration. POCl3, described for the protection of diethyl hydroxymethylphosphonate, permits use in the Horner-Wadsworth-Emmons reaction: Org. Synth. Coll., 7, 160 (1990). See also Iodotrimethyl­silane, A12902, providing non-acidic conditions; cf also Tetrahydropyran, A13392. For selective monotetrahydropyranylation of symmetrical diols, catalyzed by acidic ion-exchange resin, Dowex® 50WX2 50-100 (H), L13943, see: J. Org. Chem., 63, 8183 (1998).

For selective deprotection of THP ethers under non-acidic conditions with LiCl in wet DMSO, see: J. Org. Chem., 61, 6038 (1996).

The lithio-derivative, formed with tert-BuLi, reacts with, e.g. alkyl iodides or carbonyl compounds: Tetrahedron Lett., 4187 (1977).

Acetals and ortho esters, in the presence of Lewis acid catalysts, add readily to the vinyl ether system: Chem. Lett., 1101 (1988).

Can, K. H.; Şahin, Ö. Design, Synthesis and Characterization of 3,4-Dihydro-2H-pyran Containing Copolymer/Clay Nanocomposites. J. Macromol. Sci. Part A Pure Appl. Chem. 2015, 52 (6), 465-475.

Donslund, B. S.; Monleón, A.; Larsen, J.; Ibsen, L.; Jørgensen, K. A. The stereoselective formation of highly substituted CF3-dihydropyrans as versatile building blocks. Chem. Commun. 2015, 51 (71), 13666-13669.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H225-H315-H319-H335

Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P210-P261-P280g-P305+P351+P338-P403+P233

Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.

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