Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds

, Volume 54, Issue 6, pp 612–617 | Cite as

Heterocyclic analogs of 5,12-naphthacenequinone 15*. Synthesis of new anthra[2,3-b]thiophene-3(2)-carboxylic acids

  • Daria V. Andreeva
  • Yuri B. Sinkevich
  • Alexander S. Tikhomirov
  • Yury N. Luzikov
  • Alexander M. Korolev
  • Andrey E. ShchekotikhinEmail author

Methods have been developed for the synthesis of anthra[2,3-b]thiophene-3(2)-carboxylic acids and their derivatives through modifications of 4,11-dibutoxy-3-methylanthra[2,3-b]thiophene-5,10-dione. A scheme involving methyl group transformations was proposed for the preparation of dibutoxyanthra[2,3-b]thiophene-3-carboxylic acid, including reactions of radical halogenation, hydrolysis, and oxidation of a 3-formyl derivative. 4,11-Dihydroxy-3-methylanthra[2,3-b]thiophene-2-carboxylic acid was synthesized from the appropriate carbonitrile, obtained by Rosenmund–von Braun reaction from 2-bromo-4,11-dibutoxy-3-methylanthra[2,3-b]-thiophene-5,10-dione.


anthra[2,3-b]thiophene-3(2)-carboxylic acids anthra[2,3-b]thiophene-5,10-diones bromination cyanation dealkylation hydrolysis 


The study was performed with partial financial support from the Grants Council of the President of the Russian Federation for state support of young scientists in Russia (grant MK-2474.2018.3)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daria V. Andreeva
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yuri B. Sinkevich
    • 2
  • Alexander S. Tikhomirov
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yury N. Luzikov
    • 1
  • Alexander M. Korolev
    • 1
  • Andrey E. Shchekotikhin
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Gause Institute of New AntibioticsMoscowRussia
  2. 2.D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of RussiaMoscowRussia

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