A Green and Scalable Synthesis of 1-Amino Anthraquinone

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Bin Lu
Yi-Yu Yan
Yong-Fu Qiu
Tian-Li Zhang
Shi Qi
Jian-Hua Tian
Wan-Yue Luo
Xiao Hu
Jin Wang


1-amino anthraquinone (2) is the most important intermediate in the synthesis of acid dyes. This paper presents a new method for the preparation of title compound (2) in a highly chemo- and regioselective reduction of 1-nitro anthraquinone (1) by NaHS in water under mild conditions. This protocol is clean, operationally simple, easy work-up and could be applied in the industrial production.



Nitroanthraquinone, aminoanthraquinone, reduction

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Lu, B., Yan, Y.-Y., Qiu, Y.-F., Zhang, T.-L., Qi, S., Tian, J.-H., Luo, W.-Y., Hu, X., & Wang, J. (2019). A Green and Scalable Synthesis of 1-Amino Anthraquinone. Asian Journal of Applied Chemistry Research, 3(1), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajacr/2019/v3i130081
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