Abdel-Sattar S. Hamad, Hamed A. Derbala, Waleed A. El-Sayed, and
Ahmed I. Hashem
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Ain Shams, Abbassia 11566, Cairo, Egypt. Tel./ Fax; (00) 202-4831836 e-mail; email@example.com
The behavior of 3-aryl-5-phenyl-2(3H)-furanones 1 and their 2(5H)-isomers 2 towards aniline, benzylamine, piperidine and ammonia was studied in an attempt to show the effect of position of the double bond on the reaction mode. It was found that either isomerization or amination occurred depending on the reaction conditions.