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6-Methoxy-2-naphthaldehyde is used as a diagnostic reagent in tumor studies involving aldehyde dehydrogenase enzymes. In addition it is used in organic synthesis reactions forming fluorescent substrates for inhibition studies relating to hypertension and vascular inflammation. It is also used as intermediate of Nabumetone.
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Jerry P. Jasinsk.; Ray J. Butcher.; Anil N. Mayekar.; H. S. Yathirajan.; B. Narayana. Structures of Three Chalcones Derived from 6-Methoxy-2-naphthaldehyde. Journal of Chemical Crystallography. 2009, 39 (3), 157-162.