The synthesis of a number of highly substituted cyclohexane derivatives has been accomplished in a single step reaction of benzyl cyanides and chalcones (1:2) using sodium ethoxide in anhydrous diethyl ether at room temperature to give 3-aroyl-1,2,4,6-tetraaryl-4-hydroxycyclohexanecarbonitriles. An unambiguous structural assignment was achieved from the analytical and infrared, 1H NMR and 13C NMR spectroscopic data as well as X-ray crystallography.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry