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Volume 19 Issue 6 June 1944 pp 370-376
Gossypol condenses with ethylacetoacetate and diethyl malonate in the presence of piperidine to form pyrones and with acetophenone and dihydroxy acetophenone in the presence of hydrogen chloride to form flavylium salts. They are definite crystalline substances with characteristic properties. Thus the presence of two ortho-hydroxyaldehyde groups in the gossypol molecule is established. The dianilino-compound of gossypol also undergoes the above condensations smoothly indicating that it is easily split up into gossypol and aniline under the conditions of the reactions.
Volume 19 Issue 6 June 1944 pp 377-380
Volume 19 Issue 6 June 1944 pp 381-384
Following the methods used in the synthesis of santonin the synthesis of compounds related to santonin has been described.
Volume 19 Issue 6 June 1944 pp 385-388
A new and simple method for the synthesis of cantharidine and desoxycantharidine has been described.