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Molecules 2005, 10(10), 1272-1278; doi:10.3390/10101272
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Towards a Synthesis of Naphthalene Derived Natural Products

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Microbial Natural Product Research Group, Department of Chemistry, Australian National University, Australia
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Received: 3 December 2004 / Accepted: 28 April 2005 / Published: 31 October 2005
(This article belongs to the Special Issue 2004 RACI One-day Natural Products Group Symposium)
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Abstract

Dieckmann-type cyclization reactions have been employed in the synthesis of the alkyl substituted naphthoquinone 11 and the naphthalenes 10 and 12. Various conditions for the benzylic oxidation of these compounds have been investigated with a view towards the synthesis of some naphthalene based natural products.
Keywords: Naphthalenes; benzylic oxidation; naphtho-γ-pyrone. Naphthalenes; benzylic oxidation; naphtho-γ-pyrone.
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