Acylation of 2-alkylnaphtho[2,1-b]furan

Chatterjea, J. N., Lal, S., Jha, U., Rycroft, D. S. and Carnduff, J. (1979) Acylation of 2-alkylnaphtho[2,1-b]furan. Journal of Chemical Research(11), (S) 356; (M) 4075-4085.

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Formylation of certain 2-alkylnaphtho[2,1-b]furans is shown to occur in the naphthalene rather than the furan ring. Acetylation gives a mixture of isomers. Hydrolysis of the 1-(acetoxyethylidene)furan-2-one does not give the 2-methyl-1-carboxylic acid. In contrast in the 2-methylnaphtho[1,2-b]furan series, the formylation-oxidation route and the acetoxyethylidenefuranone rearrangement both give the 2-methyl-3-carboxylic acid.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:NMR spectroscopy.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rycroft, Dr David
Authors: Chatterjea, J. N., Lal, S., Jha, U., Rycroft, D. S., and Carnduff, J.
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Journal of Chemical Research
Publisher:The Chemical Society

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