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author = {Meindl, B and Pfennigbauer, K and Stöger, B and Heeney, M and Glöcklhofer, F},
doi = {10.1021/acs.joc.0c00826},
journal = {Journal of Organic Chemistry},
pages = {8240--8244},
title = {Double ring-closing approach for the synthesis of 2,3,6,7-substituted anthracene derivatives.},
url = {},
volume = {85},
year = {2020}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - A method for the synthesis of 2,3,6,7-substituted anthracene derivatives, one of the most challenging anthracene substitution patterns to obtain, is presented. The method is exemplified by the preparation of 2,3,6,7-anthracenetetracarbonitrile and employs a newly developed, stable, protected 1,2,4,5-benzenetetracarbaldehyde as the precursor. The precursor can be obtained in two scalable synthetic steps from 2,5-dibromoterephthalaldehyde and is converted into the anthracene derivative by a double intermolecular Wittig reaction under very mild conditions, followed by a deprotection and intramolecular double ring-closing condensation reaction.
AU - Meindl,B
AU - Pfennigbauer,K
AU - Stöger,B
AU - Heeney,M
AU - Glöcklhofer,F
DO - 10.1021/acs.joc.0c00826
EP - 8244
PY - 2020///
SN - 0022-3263
SP - 8240
TI - Double ring-closing approach for the synthesis of 2,3,6,7-substituted anthracene derivatives.
T2 - Journal of Organic Chemistry
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VL - 85
ER -