A divergent synthesis of 3,10-dialkylpicenes

Xi Chao Chen, Shuhei Nishinaga, Yasuhiro Okuda, Jia Ji Zhao, Jie Xu, Hiroki Mori, Yasushi Nishihara

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A series of 3,10-dialkylated picenes has been synthesized from 3,10-dimethoxypicene through a divergent approach involving Ni-catalyzed alkynylation of a C-O bond, alkylation, and hydrogenation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)536-541
Number of pages6
JournalOrganic Chemistry Frontiers
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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