IJOC  Vol.2 No.3 , September 2012
Chemospecific and Regioselective Ethereal Methyl-Oxygen Bond Cleavage Behavior of Aroylated Dimethoxynaphthalenes by Combined Action of AlCl3 and Aroyl Group
ABSTRACT
AlCl3-mediated cleavage of ethereal methyl–oxygen bond in aroylated 2,7-dimethoxynaphthalene compounds proceeds chemospecifically and regioselectively. The ethereal bond at the β(2)-position of 1-monoaroylated 2,7-dimethoxynaphthalene is cleaved readily and predominantly against the β(7)-position, whereas scission of β-ethereal bonds of 1,8-diaroylated 2,7-dimethoxynaphthalene hardly undergoes like the non-aroylated mother frame compound of 2,7-dimethoxynaphthalene.

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A. Okamoto, R. Mitsui, S. Watanabe, T. Tsubouchi and N. Yonezawa, "Chemospecific and Regioselective Ethereal Methyl-Oxygen Bond Cleavage Behavior of Aroylated Dimethoxynaphthalenes by Combined Action of AlCl3 and Aroyl Group," International Journal of Organic Chemistry, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 194-201. doi: 10.4236/ijoc.2012.23029.
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