Malonic Ester Synthesis Practice Problems
Butalbital is a sedative that reduces anxiety while also causing sleepiness and relaxation. Provide the synthetic pathway for the production of Butalbital using diethyl malonate and urea as starting materials.
Explain why the malonic ester synthesis can not be used to produce the following carboxylic acid.
Provide suitable reactions to produce the following compounds using malonic ester synthesis.