NEW SYNTHESIS METHOD TO OBTAIN A METHACRYLIC MONOMER WITH A PYRYLIUM GROUP
Bustamante, Saúl E.
Rivas, Bernabé L.
Methacrylic monomers with pyrylium salt derivatives are widely used to detect nucleophilic species. A new synthesis method has been used to obtain apyrylium salt that is trisubstituted with phenyl groups at positions 2,4, and 6. The phenyl group of the 4-position has a metacrylate group in the para-position. Thenew synthesis method implies the esterification of 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde, using methacrylic anhydride. The formed compound react with acetophenone to formthe pyrylium derivative. The yields of both reactions are greater than those previously reported in the literature.