Facile Synthesis of Naphthothiophenone Derivatives and Anthradithiophenedione via Friedel–Crafts Acylation and Their Fundamental Properties

Koichi Mitsudo, Takashi Murakami, Takuya Shibasaki, Tomohiro Inada, Hiroki Mandai, Hiromi Ota, Seiji Suga

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Facile synthetic methods for constructing naphthothiophenone and its π-extended derivatives were developed. Naphthothiophenone and anthradithiophenedione were synthesized by the S-acylation of thiol to form chlorothioformate and subsequent Friedel–Crafts acylation. A bromination reaction of naphthothiophenone and its application to Suzuki–Miyaura cross-coupling was also carried out. The fundamental physical properties of these compounds were also investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jun 14 2016



  • acylation
  • anthradithiophenedione
  • cross-coupling
  • naphthothiophenone
  • thiophenone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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