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Convenient access to hydroquinone and quinone derivatives from cyclobutenedione units

Nguyen, Thanh


An important synthetic method providing access to a variety of heterocyclic and polycyclic quinones and hydroquinones is described. The key transformation involves the thermal ring expansion of cyclobutenedione derivatives to quinone/hydroquinone units. The synthetic utility and recent applications of this method in natural product synthesis are also discussed.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Chemistry
DOI: 10.1071/CH10189


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