Transformation of π-conjugated macrocycles: from furanophanes to napthalenophanes

Shinaj K. Rajagopal, Or Dishi, Benny Bogoslavsky, Ori Gidron*

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Applying sequential Diels-Alder cycloaddition and deoxygenation to small π-conjugated furan macrocycles fully converts them to 1,4-naphthalophanes with either ethylene or acetylene spacers, depending on the reaction conditions. 1,4-Napthalenophane tetraene exhibits a 1,3-alternating conformation in the solid state, inclusion of solvent molecules within the macrocycle, and low reduction potentials.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)13652-13655
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number98
StatePublished - 16 Nov 2022

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