Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1987, 52, 223-227

Methoxylation of substituted 1,4-benzoquinones

Jaroslav Kopecký, David Šaman and Ladislav Novotný

Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 166 10 Prague 6


Methoxylation of 1,4-benzoquinones I and Ia with boron trifluoride-methanol complex afforded methyl 15-(5,6-dimethoxy-1,4-benzoquinon-2-yl)pentadecanoate (IIa) and methyl 15-(2-hydroxy-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)pentadecanoate (IIIa). Structure of the products was established by spectroscopic methods.