|Title:|| 2-CARBOXY OR 2-CARBOXYLOWER ALKYL DERIVATIVES OF 5-FLUORO-1-(P-METHYLSULFINYL-BENZYLIDINE)-INDENYL-3-ACETIC ACID|
|Abstract:||Process for preparing 1-(p-methylsulfinylbenzylidene)-2-methyl-5-fluoro-3-indenylacetic acid by methylating 1-(p-methylsulfinylbenzylidene)-5-fluoro-3-indenylacetic acid or a derivative thereof. Also included are novel 1-(p-methylsulfinylbenzylidene)-5-fluoro-3-indenylacetic acid intermediates.|
|Inventor(s):|| Hinkley; David F. (Plainfield, NJ) |
|Assignee:|| Merck & Co., Inc. (Rahway, NJ) |
|Filing Date:||May 01, 1970|
|Claims:||1. A compound of the formula: ##SPC3## |
wherein X is carboxy or carboxyloweralkyl.
2. A compound as in claim 1 wherein X is carboxy.
3. A compound as in claim 1 wherein X is carboxyloweralkyl.
4. A compound as in claim 3 wherein X is carboxymethyl.