Dimerization of phenols and naphthols using an aqueous sodium hypochlorite

Ramesh Neelamegam, Matthew T. Palatnik, James Fraser-Rini, Mark Slifstein, Anissa Abi-Dargham, Balu Easwaramoorthy

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Abstract

The observation of an unusual dimerization of phenols and naphthols using a sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) in an aqueous solution is reported. NaOCl is an environmentally friendly and less expensive reagent than previously used reagents for dimerization. The yield of the dimer is moderate to high at ambient temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2497-2499
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume51
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - May 5 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dimer
  • Naphthols
  • Phenols
  • Sodium hypochlorite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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    Neelamegam, R., Palatnik, M. T., Fraser-Rini, J., Slifstein, M., Abi-Dargham, A., & Easwaramoorthy, B. (2010). Dimerization of phenols and naphthols using an aqueous sodium hypochlorite. Tetrahedron Letters, 51(18), 2497-2499. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tetlet.2010.02.173