Synthesis of hexa(furan-2-yl)benzenes and their π-extended derivatives

Koichi Mitsudo, Jyunji Harada, Yo Tanaka, Hiroki Mandai, Chie Nishioka, Hideo Tanaka, Atsushi Wakamiya, Yasujiro Murata, Seiji Suga

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The first synthesis of hexa(furan-2-yl)benzene derivatives is described. The RhCl3/i-Pr2NEt-catalyzed cyclotrimerization of di(furan-2-yl)acetylenes was an effective method for constructing hexa(furan-2-yl)benzene derivatives in good yields. Their π-extended derivatives were also synthesized by Suzuki-Miyaura coupling between hexakis(5-Bpinfuran-2-yl)benzene (Bpin = (pinacolato)boryl) and several aryl iodides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2763-2768
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 15 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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