Synthesis of helicenophanes containing two carbocyclic five-membered rings

Lucio Minuti, Aldo Taticchi, Assunta Marrocchi, Eszter Gacs-Baitz

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The report describes the preparation and characterization of the fully aromatised helicenophane 8 and an improved high yield Diels-Alder reaction between diene 3 and ketone 4 carried out under high pressure. The new bromocycloadduct 5 is described. Conversion of cycloadduct 1 into the dihydrohelicenophanes 6 and 7 and attempts to aromatize them is discussed. All new compounds were characterized by their spectroscopic data, in particular by extensive NMR investigations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-22
Number of pages10
JournalPolycyclic Aromatic Compounds
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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