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Facile access to amidoethyl-p-benzoquinones
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1  Department of Chemistry, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, UAE
2  Institute of Electrochemistry and Physical Chemistry Department, University of Alicante

Abstract: Amidoethyl-p-benzoquinones are easily accessible from 2,5-dimethoxybenzaldehyde. A one-step Wittig-hydrolysis reaction is followed by an amidation of the produced 2,5-dimethoxycinnamic acid. Hydrogenation and oxidative demethylation complete the sequence to the respective amidoethyl-p-benzoquinones. The spectroscopic data of the products is discussed.
Keywords: p-benzoquinones, oxidative demethylation, amides