Synthesis of linearly-fused benzodehydro[12]annulenes

Megan E. Gallagher, John E. Anthony

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This communication describes the preparation of the first linearly-fused benzodehydro[12]annulene systems, which we have called acediynes. These stable antiaromatic materials exhibit absorption properties that closely resemble the spectra of the corresponding acenes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7533-7536
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number43
StatePublished - Oct 22 2001

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Funding 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

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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