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Selective Fries Rearrangement Catalyzed by Zinc Powder

Satya Paul*, Monika Gupta

*Department of Chemistry, University of Jammu, Jammu-180 006, India, Email:

S. Paul, M. Gupta, Synthesis, 2004, 1789-1792.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2004-829152


Zinc powder efficiently catalyzes the selective Fries rearrangement of acetylated phenols under microwave heating or with conventional heating in the presence of N,N-dimethylformamide. In some cases different products were obtained using microwave heating and conventional heating.

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Key Words

acetylated phenols, zinc powder, Fries rearrangement, microwave activation, selectivity

ID: J66-Y2004-2200