Synthesis of quinones from hydroquinone dimethyl ethers. Oxidative demethylation with cobalt(III) fluoride

Ayumi Tomatsu, Syunji Takemura, Kimiko Hashimoto, Masaya Nakata

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Abstract

The oxidative demethylation of 1,4-dimethoxynaphthalene and 1,4- dimethoxybenzene derivatives with cobalt(III) fluoride proceeded in good to excellent yield to afford the corresponding naphthoquinone and benzoquinone derivatives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1474-1476
Number of pages3
JournalSynlett
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Cobalt(III) fluoride
  • Hydroquinone dimethyl ethers
  • Oxidative demethylation
  • Quinones
  • Reduction potential

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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