The conversion of benzoylacetanilides into 2- and 4-hydroxyquinolines

B. Staskun*

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Relatively small proportions of polyphosphoric acid or anhydrous aluminum chloride convert benzoylacetanilides (II) to the corresponding 4-hydroxyquinolines (XII), while with excess of reagent the expected 2-hydroxyquinolines (IX) are furnished. A scheme to account for these results and for the action of acids on the anilide generally is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1153-1157
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1964

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