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The Synthesis of 2,7-Dimethylphenanthrene

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Title: The Synthesis of 2,7-Dimethylphenanthrene
Creators: Newman, Melvin S.; Zeelen, P.
Issue Date: 1965-07
Citation: The Ohio Journal of Science. v65 n4 (July, 1965), 187-189
Abstract: The synthesis of 2,7-dimethylphenanthrene from dimethyl 4,4'-dimethyldiphenate is described. The ester groups were reduced to hydroxymethyl groups and the latter converted to bromomethyl groups. Cyclization of the latter with phenyllithium followed by dehydrogenation of the product over palladium-on-charcoal afforded 2,7-dimethylphenanthrene.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/5091
ISSN: 0030-0950
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