Regioselective arene homologation through rhenium-catalyzed deoxygenative aromatization of 7-oxabicyclo[2.2.1]hepta-2,5-dienes

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Abstract

Combined use of oxorhenium catalysts with triphenyl phosphite as an oxygen acceptor allowed efficient deoxygenative aromatization of oxabicyclic dienes. The reaction proceeded under neutral conditions and was compatible with various functional groups. Combining this deoxygenation with regioselective bromination and trapping of the generated aryne with furan resulted in benzannulative π-extension at the periphery of the PAHs. This enabled direct use of unfunctionalized PAHs for extension of π-conjugation. Iteration of the transformations increased the number of fused-benzene rings one at a time, which has the potential to alter the properties of PAHs by fine-tuning the degree of π-conjugation, shape, and edge topology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2332-2335
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume55
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

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Rhenium
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Oxygen
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