Tetrahydropyran (THP) is the organic compound consisting of a saturated six-membered ring containing five carbon atoms and one oxygen atom. It is named by reference to pyran, which contains two double bonds, and may be produced from it by adding four hydrogens. In 2013, its preferred IUPAC name was established as oxane. The compound is a colourless volatile liquid, but is obscure. Derivatives of tetrahydropyran are, however, more common. Tetrahydropyranyl (THP-) ethers derived from the reaction of alcohols and dihydropyran are common intermediates in organic synthesis. Furthermore, a tetrahydropyran ring system, i.e., five carbon atoms and an oxygen, is the core of pyranose sugars, such as glucose. In gas phase, the THP exists in its lowest energy Cs symmetry chair conformation.
3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||86.13 g/mol|
|Melting point||−45 °C (−49 °F; 228 K)|
|Boiling point||88 °C (190 °F; 361 K)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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In organic synthesis, the 2-tetrahydropyranyl group is used as a protecting group for alcohols. Reaction of the alcohol with dihydropyran forms a tetrahydropyranyl ether, protecting the alcohol from a variety of reactions. The alcohol can later be restored readily by acidic hydrolysis with formation of 5-hydroxypentanal.
Most common protection methodsEdit
- Treatment of alcohol with dihydropyran and p-toluenesulfonic acid in dichloromethane at ambient temperature
Most common deprotection methodsEdit
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