Synthesis of densely functionalised arenes using [2 + 2 + 2] cycloaddition reactions

Jonathan Clayden, Wesley J. Moran

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Rh(I)-catalysed [2 + 2 + 2] cycloaddition allows the synthesis of aryl ethers and diaryl methanes containing a high degree of steric hindrance from relatively simple diyne and alkyne precursors. The diarylmethanes made in this way show no evidence in their NMR spectra, however, of rotational restriction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1028-1030
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number7
Early online date27 Feb 2007
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2007
Externally publishedYes


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