CXL.—Optically active methoxysuccinic acid from malic acid

Thomas Purdie, George Ballingall Neave
1910 Journal of the Chemical Society Transactions  
OPTICALLY active monoalkyloxysuccinic acids were obtained a number of years ago (Trans., 1893, 63, 217, and succeeding papers) by the resolution of the corresponding inactive acids with the aid of alkaloids. The inactive acids were prepared from fumaric esters, which possess the property of combining with the elements of alcohols under the action of sodium alkyloxides. Later, in the course of our first experiments on alkylation by means of dry silver oxide and alkyl iodides (Trans., 1899, 75, 157),
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doi:10.1039/ct9109701517 fatcat:vvewlx5oibdd5llxl2zyjxi5zi