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G. E. Evans, F. J. Leeper, J. A. Murphy and J. Staunton
"Triacetic Lactone as a Polyketide Synthon: Syntheses of Toralactone and Polyketide-type Anthracene Derivatives"
J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun.,1979, 205-206. Full Text

Condensation of orsellinic and 6-methylsalicylic acid derivatives with triacetic acid lactone methyl ether gives naphthopyrones related to toralactone which can be converted in turn into polyketide-type anthracenes.

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University of Cambridge