Organic Communications

Year: 2017  Volume: 10   Issue: 1



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.