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Application of Ring Closing Metathesis Towards Functionalized 1,4-dihydro-9,10-anthraquinones and Anthraquinones Using Grubbs’ Catalyst
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1  Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Coupure links 653, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium

Abstract: A general and straightforward synthesis of anthraquinones was developed, in which diallylation of 1,4-naphthoquinones, followed by Ring Closing Metathesis (RCM) of the resulting diallylnaphthoquinones with Grubbs’ catalyst and subsequent dehydrogenation using Pd/C afforded the desired anthraquinones with regio control of substituents and in good yields.
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