Perylene synthesis by the parallel cycloaromatization of adjacent enediynes

Siew Yin Chow, Grant J. Palmer, Daniel M. Bowles, John E. Anthony

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(equation presented) As part of an investigation into new synthetic routes to poly(peri-naphthalene), the synthesis and cycloaromatization of tetraethynylbiphenyls is described. The temperature-dependent cyclization of biphenyls containing unsubstituted alkynes provides the desired perylene in good yield.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)961-963
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 6 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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