This communication describes the preparation of the first linearly-fused benzodehydroannulene systems, which we have called acediynes. These stable antiaromatic materials exhibit absorption properties that closely resemble the spectra of the corresponding acenes.
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|State||Published - Oct 22 2001|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the National Science Foundation (CHE-9875123) and the Office of Naval Research (N00014-99-1-0859). NMR Facilities were enhanced by the CRIF program of the NSF (CHE 997841) and the Research Challenge Trust Fund of the University of Kentucky. We thank Mr. Siew-Yin Chow for initial preparation of compound 6 .
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry