An unexpected aromatization reaction during the preparation of 1,2-cyclohexanedione ethers
Ryan DeAngelis, Amy Solinski and David A. Hunt
Department of Chemistry, The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08628, USA
Abstract: In a heretofore-unreported reaction, 1,2-cyclohexandione reacts with a variety of alcohols under mild acid-catalyzed dehydration conditions to afford not only ethers of 1,2- cyclohexanedione but the corresponding aryl ethers as well in moderate to good yield.
Keywords: 1,2-cyclohexanedione; aromatization; aryl ethers. © 2017 ACG Publications. All rights reserved.