Synthesis and characterization of oxadisilole fused benzo[b]triphenylene

Ya Li Chen, Ricky M S WONG, Wai Yeung WONG, Albert W M LEE*

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Palladium-catalyzed [2+2+2] cyclotrimerization reactions between benzyne and oxadisilole fused oxabicyclic alkenes afforded the exo-adducts. Deoxygenation with BF3·OMe2 yielded mono- and bis-oxadisilole fused benzo[b]triphenylene. The photophysical properties of the oxadisilole fused benzo[b]triphenylenes were characterized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2421-2425
Number of pages5
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2007

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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