alpha-Propiolactone

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α-Propiolactone
3-methyloxiran-2-one.svg
Names
IUPAC name
3-methyloxiran-2-one
Other names
α-Propiolactone
2-methyl-α-lactone
Identifiers
Properties
C3H4O2
Molar mass 72.06 g mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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α-Propiolactone, or 2-methyl-α-lactone, is a chemical compound of the lactone family, with a three-membered ring. It is a stable product which can be obtained from the 2-bromo-propionate anion.[1] It is an intermediate in the decomposition of 2-chloropropionic acid in the gas phase.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Chemical Thesaurus, (2R)-2-Methyl alpha-lactone data page. Accessed on 2009-10-07.
  2. ^ Vicent S. Safont, Vicente Moliner, Juan Andrés, Luís R. Domingo (1997), Theoretical Study of the Elimination Kinetics of Carboxylic Acid Derivatives in the Gas Phase. Decomposition of 2-Chloropropionic Acid. J. Physical Chemistry series A, volume 101, issue 10, pp. 1859–1865. doi:10.1021/jp962533t