Research Article: Dimethyl 2-(2,4,6-trimethoxy­benz­yl)malonate

Date Published: June 01, 2010

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Shou-Xin Liu, Xin Lu, Shi-Rui Gao, Jian-Rong Han, Xiao-Li Zhen.


In the title compound, C15H20O7, the benzene ring makes dihedral angles of 69.17 (5) and 80.81 (4)° with the two side chains of malonate. The two malonate side chains comprising C/C/O/C atoms are oriented at right angles [86.26 (6)°] with respect to each other. In the crystal structure, the crystal packing is stabilized by weak non-classical inter­molecular C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, which link the mol­ecules into an infinite network.

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Substituted malonate, an important organic inter­mediate, is electrooxidized in methanol in the presence of halogen ions to afford the corresponding halomalonates, see: Okimoto & Takahashi (2002 ▶). For a related structure, see: Liu et al. (2010 ▶).




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