Tetradehydrodinaphtho[10]annulene: A hitherto unknown dehydroannulene and a viable precursor to stable zethrene derivatives

Rul Umeda, Daijiro Hibi, Koji Miki, Tobe Yoshito*

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Abstract

The synthesis and structural characterization of hitherto unknown tetradehydrodinaphtho[10]annulene, a hydrocarbon whose synthesis had been attempted four decades ago, was achieved for the first time. Moreover, the dinaphtho[10]annulene was transformed smoothly into stable zethrene derivatives substituted at Its 7,14-positions, showing that It serves as a good reservoir of zethrene derivatives. Optical and electrochemical properties of a disubstituted zethrene derivative are also presented

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4104-4106
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic Letters
Volume11
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - 17 Sep 2009

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