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Efficient Synthesis of 2-Substituted Cyclobutanones as Markers for Food Irradiation
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1  Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, B-9000 Gent, Belgium

Abstract: A short and efficient synthesis is described towards 2-dodecyl-, 2-tetradecyl, 2-(5-tetradecenyl)- and 2-(5,8-tetradecadienyl)cyclobutanones, which are specific markers of gamma-irradiated foodstuffs, e.g. chicken meat and liquid whole egg.
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