Highly efficient synthesis of extended triptycenes via Diels-Alder cycloaddition in water under microwave radiation

Bao Jian Pei, Albert W M LEE

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Abstract

Microwave-irradiated Diels-Alder reactions of anthracene and endoxides (6a-g) in water afforded the cycloadducts (8a-g) with high efficiencies. The extended triptycenes (2a-g) were readily obtained by dehydration of 8a-g in a mixture of AcOH and Ac2O with good overall yields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4519-4522
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume51
Issue number34
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2010

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

User-Defined Keywords

  • Dehydration
  • Diels-Alder cycloaddition
  • Endoxides
  • Extended triptycene
  • Microwave

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