Structure-directed synthesis of polyacene derivatives

P. R. Ashton*, J. P. Mathias, J. F. Stoddart

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The synthesis of a range of novel polycyclic and macropolycyclic molecular structures has been achieved. By dictating the outcome of these cycloaddition reactions through the utilization of stereoelectronic information that is pre-programmed into the π-systems of each building block, we have shown that the structures of the products can be imagined and attained in a kinetically-controlled substrate-directed Diels-Alder oligomerization sequence. The use of building blocks possessing different topologies and heteroatom substitutions will provide access to a wide range of outwardly-complex molecular structures. Further to being appealing synthetic targets in their own right, these polyacene derivatives represent useful precursors to a wide range of novel unsaturated and saturated hydrocarbon structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-420
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1 1991
EventPapers presented at the Atlanta Meeting 1991 of the ACS, Division of Polymer Chemistry - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: Apr 14 1991Apr 19 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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