Copper-Catalyzed Synthesis of α-Naphthols from Enol Esters

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  • Niranjan Panda,

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    1. Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela – 769008, Odisha, India, Fax: (+91)-661-246-2651; phone: (+91)-661-246-2653
    • Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela – 769008, Odisha, India, Fax: (+91)-661-246-2651; phone: (+91)-661-246-2653

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  • Raghavender Mothkuri,

    1. Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela – 769008, Odisha, India, Fax: (+91)-661-246-2651; phone: (+91)-661-246-2653
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  • Arpan Pal,

    1. Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela – 769008, Odisha, India, Fax: (+91)-661-246-2651; phone: (+91)-661-246-2653
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  • Alok R. Paital

    1. Salt and Marine Division, CMCRI, Bhavnagar, Gujuarat – 364021, India
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Abstract

An unprecedented synthesis of α-naphthol derivatives from the reactions of two molecular equivalents of enol esters in the presence of a copper catalyst is described. This protocol is mild and tolerates various functional groups.

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