Quinone photochemistry. A general synthesis of acylhydroquinones
The synthesis of dihydroxy ketones such as 1 is usually accomplished by a sequence involving Friedel-Crafts acylation and hydrolysis.’
Reprinted (adapted) with permission from The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 57(11); 3256-3257. Doi: 10.1021/jo00037a058. Copyright 1992 American Chemical Society.