Molecular Belts and Collars in the Making: A Hexaepoxyoctacosahydro[12]cyclacene Derivative

Franz H. Kohnke, Alexandra M Z Slawin, J. Fraser Stoddart*, David J. Williams

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Abstract

Repeated Diels–Alder reactions of the suitably curved and stiff reactants 1 and 2 furnish, via the central intermediate 3, the intellectually appealing title (and cover page) compound. In the last step of the synthesis, 3 is allowed to react with 2 under high pressure (9–10 kbar). The yield is nevertheless 20%. The Diels–Alder reactions are remarkably stereoselective, the intermediates are topologically extremely interesting, and the final product—it speaks for itself. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)892-894
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume26
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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