A simple and green approach for the synthesis of tetrahydrobenzo[a]- xanthen-11-one derivatives using tetrabutyl ammonium fluoride in water

Shijay Gao, Chen Hsuan Tsai, Ching Fa Yao

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An efficient and simple procedure for the synthesis of 12-aryl- or 12-alkyl-8,9,10,12-tetrahydrobenzo[a]xanfhen-ll-one derivatives has been described. This one-pot multicomponent reaction involves the reaction of aldehydes, 2-naphthol, and cyclic 1,3- diketones in the presence of catalytic amount of recyclable TBAF in water.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)949-954
Number of pages6
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Apr 16



  • Recyclable
  • Tetrabutylammonium fluoride
  • Tetrahydrobenzo [a] xanthen-11-one
  • Water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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