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Preparation of methoxy-substituted para-benzoquinones
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1  Department of Chemistry, United Arab Emirates University
2  Department of Chemistry, UAE University

Abstract: A facile route to 5-substituted 2-methoxy-para-benzoquinones from 5-substituted 2-methoxyphenols is described. Spectral data of the compounds is discussed. The cyclovoltammographic behaviour of some of the 2-methoxy-parabenzoquinones is shown. The synthetic route is also used to prepare steroid-methoxy-para-benzoquinone hybrids.
Keywords: para-benzoquinones, UV spectroscoy, steroid-quinone hybrids