Synthesis of methoxy and hydroxy containing tetralones: Versatile intermediates for the preparation of biologically relevant molecules


The synthesis of 5-hydroxy-6-methoxy-1-tetralone and the 7-hydroxy regioisomer along with the corresponding 5,7-dihyroxy analog has been achieved using an efficient directed metallation procedure followed by a regioselective methylene oxidation. This methodology represents a general synthetic route for the preparation of highly oxygenated tetralone analogs which are versatile building blocks for the construction of molecules of biological interest. © 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Tetrahedron Letters