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Abstract Volume 4 Issue 6 (1999) pp 219-220

An Organic Synthesis Laboratory Exercise: Preparation of 2- Methoxyanthracene

Guillermo R. Labadie and Raquel M. Cravero*

Departamento de Química Orgánica, Instituto de Química Orgánica de Síntesis (IQUIOS), Facultad de Ciencias Bioquímicas y Farmacéuticas, CONICET—Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Casilla de Correo 991, 2000-Rosario, Argentina

Published online: 1 December 1999

Abstract. 2-Methoxyanthracene (target), a non-natural polycyclic aromatic compound, was obtained from the commercially available phthalic anhydride (starting material) through familiar reactions but a new approach.

Key Words:  Laboratories and Demonstrations; organic synthesis; aromatic compounds; substituted anthracene; 2-methoxy anthacene; anthrone; fluorescent compounds

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Laboratory Exercise instructions (52 KB) 10.1007/s00897990337b

Issue date: December 1, 1999

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