Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Chemical Sciences

, Volume 89, Issue 5, pp 435–439

Vilsmeier reaction on some 6- and 7-methoxy-1- and 2-tetralones

  • P Anantha Reddy
  • G S Krishna Rao

DOI: 10.1007/BF02881057

Cite this article as:
Reddy, P.A. & Rao, G.S.K. Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Chem. Sci.) (1980) 89: 435. doi:10.1007/BF02881057


Vilsmeier reaction on a few representative 6- and 7-methoxy-1- and 2-tetralones has been investigated. While 1-tetralones give the corresponding 1-chloro-2-formyl-3,4-dihydronaphthalenes, the 2-tetralones afford 1,3-bisformyl-2-chloronaphthalenes. Spectral characteristics of all the products obtained are given and a mechanistic proposal has been made to explain the observed chlorobisformylation.


Vilsmeier reaction1- and 2-tetraloneschlorobisformylnaphthalenessynthesis and mechanism

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P Anantha Reddy
    • 1
  • G S Krishna Rao
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Organic ChemistryIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia