A General Synthesis of Disubstituted Rubicenes

Mario Smet, Rameshwer Shukla, Livia Fülöp, Wim Dehaen

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The synthesis of novel disubstituted rnbicenes 1a-k is described. Starting from 1,5-dichloroanthraquinone and aryllithium reagents 3, the diol adducts 4 are reduced and the resulting diarylanthracenes 5 are cyclized to afford the title compounds in fair to good overall yield.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2769-2773
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998



  • Arenes
  • Cyclization
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
  • Rubicenes
  • Synthetic methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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