A benzylation study of 2,3-dichloronaphthazarin

C. G. Cheng, Hexi Chang, Martha Morton, David Vander Velde

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Depending on different reaction time and temperature employed, benzylation of 2,3-dichloronaphthazarin (I) using silver oxide as the catalyst can form either exclusively 5,8-dibenzyloxy-6,7-dichloronaphthalene-1,4-dione (II), or exclusively 5-benzyloxy-2,3-dichloro-8-hydroxynaphthalene-1,4-dione (IV); or a mixture of II and 5,8-dibenzyloxy-2,3-dichloronaphthalene-1,4-dione (III). Structures of these compounds were identified by nmr analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1985-1993
Number of pages9
JournalSynthetic Communications
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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  • Organic Chemistry


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