Quinone Methides Related to 1-Naphthol

Beghidja, Nourreddine (1986) Quinone Methides Related to 1-Naphthol. MSc(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This thesis contains three short reviews as follows: 1. Reaction of 1-naphthol with electrophiles 2. Formylation of 1-naphthol 3. Preparation methods and different types of reactions of quinone methides. Repetition of treatment of 1-naphthol with carbon disulphide and then dibromoethane gives the two isomeric quinonemethides (A) and (B) and not, as claimed earlier, exclusively the para isomer. The major product of this reaction is proved to be the ortho one by detailed analysis of its spectra and by reduction via a dihydroderivative to 2-methyl-1-naphthol which was prepared independently for comparison. The para isomer is present in very small amount but it can be isolated by chromatography and its structure confirmed spectroscopically. This thesis describes an investigation of a specific route to the para isomer. Several methods to formylate 1-naphthol were investigated. The Gattermann Adams reaction proved most effective. The dihydrophenol (c) was made from 4-formyl-1-naphthol but attempts using a wide range of oxidising agents failed to convert it to (A). The 2-bromoderivative also failed to undergo clean oxidation. 2-Methyl-naphthoquinonemethide (D) was prepared by the CS2 reaction and characterised, but 2-chloro- and 2-bromonaphthols failed to give the corresponding quinone methide. Changing the solvent of the original reaction of 1-naphthol gave the two isomers in the ratio (1:1). The two isomers were successfully isolated and fully characterised and their spectra is reported. The nmr spectra of (A) were found to be affected by the presence of acid.

Item Type: Thesis (MSc(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Organic chemistry
Date of Award: 1986
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1986-77411
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 11:53
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 11:53
URI: https://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/77411

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