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Allan-Robinson Condensation

Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470638859.conrr015

Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents

Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents

How to Cite

2010. Allan-Robinson Condensation. Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents. 15:64–67.

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  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

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Abstract

It has been found that flavones or isoflavones derivatives are synthesized by means of the condensation between o-hydroxyaryl ketones and an anhydride of aromatic acid in the presence of the sodium salt of corresponding acid in the anhydride. This reaction is known as the Allan-Robinson condensation. This reaction has wide application in formation of organic synthesis. The structurally disparate flavonoids and isoflavones have been synthesized using this method.

Keywords:

  • o-hydroxyaryl ketones;
  • flavonoids;
  • isoflavones;
  • 2,4,6-trihydroxy-3-methyldeoxybenzoin