Enantioselective alkynylation of 1,5-dibromoanthracene-9,10-dione by alkynyllithium reagents prepared from alkynes, n-BuLi, and sparteine gave chiral cis-diols possessing two alkyne moieties with moderate ee. Subsequent Ru-catalyzed [2+2+2] cycloaddition of the diol with alkynes afforded chiral 1,5-dibromotriptycenes.
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- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry