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2-methoxynaphthalene acylation is used as a model reaction to study the catalytic benefits of delamination. It was also used to study the alkali-metal-mediated manganation (AMMMn) reactions.
Eric A. Gunnewegh.; Saritha S. Gopie.; Herman van Bekkum. MCM-41 type molecular sieves as catalysts for the Friedel-Crafts acylation of 2-methoxynaphthalene. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical. 1996, 106, (1-2), 151-158.
P. Andy.; J. Garcia-Martinez.; G. Lee.; H. Gonzalez.; C.W. Jones.; M.E. Davis. Acylation of 2-Methoxynaphthalene and Isobutylbenzene over Zeolite Beta. Journal of Catalysis. 2000, 192, (1), 215-223.
The 3-lithio-derivative (n-BuLi) has been reacted with electrophiles, e.g. allyl bromide, ethylene oxide, etc.: Chem. Ind. (London), 1529 (1963); Indian J. Chem., 7, 536 (1969).
For Friedel-Crafts acylation at the 6-position, see: Org. Synth. Coll., 6, 34 (1988). For conditions for minimizing the competing 1-acylation, see: Synth. Commun., 20, 383 (1990).