Kasturi, Tirumalai R and Betageri, Rajesekhar and Gonibella, Raju J and Reddy, Gowravaram M and Ramamoorthy, Sivaramakrishnan and Narayanan, Ramasubbu and Kailasam, Venkatesan (1984) Oxidation of bis(2-hydroxy-1-naphthyl)methane and similar bisnaphthols with 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyano-1,4-benzoquinone. Structure and synthesis of novel products. In: Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1: Organic and Bio-Organic Chemistry (10). pp. 2375-2382.
Oxidation of bis(2-hydroxy-1-naphthyl)methane with DDQ gave the novel dispiro compounds cis- and trans-I together with spiro compounds II (n = 1, 2). The structures of I were detected by spectral methods. Hydrogenation of I gave 1-(2-hydroxy-1-naphthyl)methyl-2-(2-hydroxy-1-naphthyloxy)naphthalene by $C-C$ bond cleavage. A number of analogs of I were prepared similarly. A reaction mechanism involving quinol ether intermediates is proposed.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry|
|Date Deposited:||12 May 2008|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:44|
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