Synthesis of Decaarylanthracene with Nine Different Substituents

Takashi Asako, Shin Suzuki, Shuhei Tanaka, Eisuke Ota, Junichiro Yamaguchi

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A synthesis of decaarylanthracene with nine different substituents has been accomplished by a coupling/ring-transformation strategy. The oxidation of tetraarylthiophenes with four different substituents to the corresponding thiophene S-oxides, and a [4+2] cycloaddition with a double benzyne precursor afforded a multiply arylated naphthalene derivative. Subsequently, the naphthalene derivative was converted into a naphthalyne, and then a [4+2] cycloaddition of another thiophene S-oxide provided decaarylanthracenes with nine different aryl groups.

Original languageEnglish
JournalUnknown Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jun 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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