Unusual reactions of [6](1,4)naphthalenophane and [6](1,4)anthracenophane with dienophiles

Tobe Yoshito*, Tohru Takahashi, Kazuya Kobiro, Kiyomi Kakiuchi

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[6](1,4)Naphthalenophane (1) and [6](1,4)anthracenophane (2) underwent thermal cycloaddition with tetracyanoethylene to give the corresponding [2+2] adducts 3 and 4. Anthracenophane 2 reacted with dimethyl acetylenedicarboxylate to yield the 1:1 and 1:2 adducts 6 and 7.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-362
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - 14 Jan 1991

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