Chemistry of the Coccoidea. X. Synthesis of the xantholaccaic acid B system and of related compounds Academic Article uri icon


  • Xantholaccaic acid B dimethyl ester pentamethyl ether (6) and some related anthraquinones have been synthesized by regiospecific Diels-Alder addition of the highly functionalized dienes (12) and (27) successively to 2,6-dichloro-1,4-benzoquinone. This is the first synthesis of the ?-arylanthraquinone skeleton characteristic of the water-soluble dyestuffs from lac insects.

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  • 1982