María Teresa Molina et al.
The Journal of organic chemistry, 74(24), 9573-9575 (2009-11-27)
The NHC-catalyzed conjugate hydroacylation of 1,4-naphthoquinones allows for the synthesis of monoacylated 1,4-dihydroxynaphthalene derivatives. These targets, difficult to prepare selectively by standard protocols, represent important intermediates in the elaboration of highly substituted 1,4-naphthoquinone derivatives, which constitute relevant pharmaceutical scaffolds. High