Efficient synthetic photocyclization for phenacenes using a continuous flow reactor

Hideki Okamoto, Takamitsu Takane, Shin Gohda, Yoshihiro Kubozono, Kaori Sato, Minoru Yamaji, Kyosuke Satake

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The continuous flow reaction technique has been applied to the photocyclization of 1,2-diarylethenes, the so-called Mallory reaction, to afford phenacenes in high chemical yields and efficiencies (114-288mg h-1). The present technique will allow us to produce several grams of phenacenes at a time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)994-996
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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  • Chemistry(all)

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