Haworth phenanthrene synthesis

What is Haworth phenanthrene synthesis?

The Haworth phenanthrene synthesis is a multi-step process used to prepare phenanthrenes from naphthalenes. The process involves several key steps, including Friedel-Crafts acylation, as well as two Clemmensen reductions or Wolff-Kishner reductions. These reactions work together to transform naphthalene into phenanthrene, which can then be utilized in a variety of industrial applications.

Haworth phenanthrene synthesis - general reaction scheme
Haworth phenanthrene synthesis

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