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Anthracene 1,2-oxide: synthesis and role in the metabolism of anthracene by mammals.
- M. Akhtar, J. G. Hamilton, D. Boyd, A. Braunstein, H. Seifried, D. M. Jarina
- ChemistryJournal of the Chemical Society. Perkin…
Nucleophilic attack of thioethoxide on anthracene 1,2-oxide yields trans-1 -hydroxy-2-ethylthio-1, 2-dlhydroanthracene which readily eliminates water with concomitant migration of the thioETHoxide group to produce 1 - anthryl ethyl sulphide.