Accession Number : AD0712158

Title :   REACTION OF CHLORINE DIOXIDE WITH PHENOLS: FORMATION OF ALPHA, BETA-EPOXY KETONES FROM MESITOL AND 2,6-XYLENOL,

Corporate Author : SVENSKA TRAFORSKNINGSINSTITUTET STOCKHOLM

Personal Author(s) : Lindgren,Bengt O. ; Ericsson,Birger

Report Date : 22 APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : When 2,6-xylenol is oxidised with chlorine dioxide in an aqueous solution the following compounds are the main products: 2,6-dimethyl-1,4-benzoquinone, an alpha, beta-epoxy ketone, and 4-chloro-2,6-dimethylphenol. If oxidised in carbon tetrachloride solution, the xylenol gives the Diels-Alder dimer of 6-chloro-2,6-dimethyl-cyclohexa-2,4-dien-1-one in a low yield. Mesitol yields by oxidation in aqueous solution an alpha, beta-epoxy ketone, a chlorination product of this epoxy ketone, and 2,4,6-trimethyl-p-quinol. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PHENOLS, *OXIDATION), QUINONES, DIENE SYNTHESIS, CHLORINE COMPOUNDS, NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE, INFRARED SPECTRA, SWEDEN

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE