IJOC  Vol.2 No.1 , March 2012
Claisen and Intermolecular Rearrangement of Cinnamyloxynaphthalenes
Rearrangements of the 1- and 2-cinnamyloxynaphthalenes undergo in diethylene glycol and decalin with solvent de-pendence. In 2-cinnamyloxynaphthalene, the Claisen rearrangement occurs regardless of the solvents. However, for the 1-analogue, the Claisen rearrangement occurs in decalin, while both the Claisen and intermolecular rearrangements occur at higher temperatures in diethylene glycol.

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Y. Okada and D. Imanari, "Claisen and Intermolecular Rearrangement of Cinnamyloxynaphthalenes," International Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2012, pp. 38-43. doi: 10.4236/ijoc.2012.21007.
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