The reactions of substituted naphthalenes with butyl mercaptides
The reactions of butyl mercaptides with fluoro-, bromo-, nitro-, and methoxynaphthalenes in DMSO and methanol have been studied. The halonaphthalene reactions gave reasonably good yields of alkyl naphthyl sulfides via direct nucleophilic substitution. 1-Halonaphthalene gave only 1-substituted alkyl naphthyl sulfide and 2-halo- naphthalenes gave only 2-substituted alkyl naphthyl sulfides. No alkyl naphthyl sulfide was produced from either methoxynaphthalene or nitronaphthalene.
College and Department
Chemistry and Biochemistry
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
South, John Allan, "The reactions of substituted naphthalenes with butyl mercaptides" (1972). Theses and Dissertations. 8358.