Trinacrene – a Product of Structure‐Directed Synthesis

Peter R. Ashton, Neil S. Isaacs, Franz H. Kohnke, Guglielmo Stagno D'Alcontres, J. Fraser Stoddart*

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Trinacrene (1) is a promising—and very attractive‐new cage compound with a name derived from an old designation for Sicily (Trinacrien). The synthesis of 1 was accomplished in two steps involving six (2 × 3) Diels–Alder reactions and highly symmetrical precursors, the second step being a high‐pressure reaction (10 kbar). Compound 1 displays D3h symmetry and gives only the predicted five 1H NMR signals. (Figure Presented.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1261-1263
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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