echemi logo
  • Product
  • Supplier
  • Inquiry
    Home > Chemicals Industry > Chemical Technology > Production process and product use of 6-methoxy-2-naphthaleneethanone

    Production process and product use of 6-methoxy-2-naphthaleneethanone

    • Last Update: 2021-08-11
    • Source: Internet
    • Author: User
    Search more information of high quality chemicals, good prices and reliable suppliers, visit

    The molecular formula of 6-methoxy-2-naphthaleneethanone is C 13 H 12 O 2 , the molecular weight is 200.
    24, and the structural formula is

    Production principle

    (1) It is obtained by methylation and acetylation with 2-naphthol as raw material
    There are two types of methylation: the
    dimethyl sulfate method and the methanol sulfuric acid catalytic method, and the yield is generally 92%
    Acetylation is completed by reacting with acetyl chloride using nitrobenzene as a solvent


    (2) The 1-position of 2-naphthyl methyl ether is protected by bromine, so that the acetyl group of the acylation reaction is selectively entered into the 6-position, and the yield is almost quantitative
    Finally, the bromine is removed by refluxing with xylene
    aluminum trichloride to obtain 6-methoxy-2-naphthaleneethanone

    Production process

    In a four-necked flask equipped with a stirrer, a reflux condenser and a thermometer, add 260g of 2-naphthol and 58mL of methanol , stir and raise the temperature to dissolve, add 14mL of concentrated sulfuric acid dropwise, and then continue to raise the temperature and reflux for 4h
    Let stand to remove most of the acid solution, neutralize it with 20%
    sodium hydroxide solution to alkalinity, slowly reduce to room temperature, precipitate solids, filter, and wash with water until neutral
    After drying, 59.
    9 g of naphthyl methyl ether was obtained, with a melting point of 72.

    The alkaline mother liquor and the washing liquor are combined, the pH is adjusted to acidity with concentrated hydrochloric acid, the solid is separated out, filtered, washed with water to neutrality, dried, and 24.
    8 g is recovered


    In a 500 mL three-necked flask equipped with a stirrer, add 12.
    5 g of naphthyl methyl ether and 250 mL of
    glacial acetic acid , stir to dissolve, and cool to 15°C
    A mixture of 125 mL of glacial acetic acid and 13.
    3 g of bromine was added dropwise, and the mixture was stirred for 10 minutes after the drop

    Pour into 1500mL water, and precipitate crystals

    Filter, wash with water to neutrality, and dry to obtain 18.
    5 g of 1-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalene, with a yield of 98.
    9% and a melting point of 84-85°C

    Add 23.
    7g of 1-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalene and 50mL of dichloroethane, dissolve by warming, and place in a dropping funnel for later use

    Into a 250mL four-necked flask equipped with a stirrer, a thermometer and a drying tube, add 140mL of
    dichloroethane , and use an ice-salt bath to cool to an internal temperature of 0℃ under stirring
    7g of AlCl3 was added, and then 8.
    7g of acetyl chloride was added dropwise, and the mixture was stirred for 10 minutes after the drop

    Keeping the internal temperature at 0°C, add dropwise a solution of 1-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalene in dichloroethane

    After dripping, continue to react at 0°C for 30 minutes

    At this temperature, 24 mL of debromination agent xylene and 8 g of AlCl
    3 were added
    Keep the internal temperature (0±5)℃ and react for 20h

    After the reaction is over, pour the materials into ice-hydrochloric acid-water, and stir while pouring

    Let stand and separate the organic layer.
    The aqueous layer was back extracted with 30 mL of dichloroethane.
    The organic layers were combined and washed with 5% hydrochloric acid 50 mL×2, washed with 30 mL of 5% NaOH aqueous solution, and finally washed with 50 mL of water.
    The organic layer was evaporated.
    Dichloroethane was removed to dryness, and 31 g of yellow solid was obtained

    It was recrystallized from methanol to obtain 15.
    6 g of 6-methylchloro-2-naphthaleneethanone, the yield was 78%, and the melting point was 109-110°C


    Product use

    6-Methoxy-2-forbidden ketone is an important intermediate for the synthesis of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs



    This article is an English version of an article which is originally in the Chinese language on and is provided for information purposes only. This website makes no representation or warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness ownership or reliability of the article or any translations thereof. If you have any concerns or complaints relating to the article, please send an email, providing a detailed description of the concern or complaint, to A staff member will contact you within 5 working days. Once verified, infringing content will be removed immediately.

    Contact Us

    The source of this page with content of products and services is from Internet, which doesn't represent ECHEMI's opinion. If you have any queries, please write to It will be replied within 5 days.

    Moreover, if you find any instances of plagiarism from the page, please send email to with relevant evidence.