Benzopentalenonaphthalenones from the intramolecular capture of a merocyanine derived from a naphthopyran

Christopher D. Gabbutt, B. Mark Heron, Colin Kilner, Suresh B. Kolla

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Novel, highly coloured benzopentalenonaphthalenones result from a cascade process initiated by the thermally-induced ring-opening of diarylmethanol substituted 2H-naphtho[1,2-b]pyrans in the presence of acid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8481-8483
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number44
Early online date11 Oct 2010
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes


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