Anthracene 1,2-oxide: synthesis and role in the metabolism of anthracene by mammals.

@article{Akhtar1979Anthracene1S,
  title={Anthracene 1,2-oxide: synthesis and role in the metabolism of anthracene by mammals.},
  author={M. Naseem Akhtar and James G. C. Hamilton and Derek R. Boyd and Alexander E. Braunstein and Harold E. Seifried and D M Jarina},
  journal={Journal of the Chemical Society. Perkin transactions 1},
  year={1979},
  volume={6},
  pages={
          1442-6
        }
}
Synthesis of anthracene 1,2-oxide proceeds in good yield via dehydrobromination of 1 -acetoxy-2,4-dibromo1,2,3,4-tetrahydroanthracene. In contrast, dehydrobromination of 2-acetoxy-3,4-dibromo-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroanthracene produced 1 -bromoanthracene instead of the desired anthracene 2,3-oxide or its oxepin tautomer. 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… 
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