Asymmetric synthesis of chiral tetraphenylenes

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(Chemical Equation Presentation) Intriguing scaffolds: Tetraphenylenes with symmetry-breaking substitution have chiral π systems and extraordinarily high barriers for racemization. Their applications as building blocks for chiral materials and as ligands in asymmetric syn-thesis are hindered by the difficulty in obtaining the chiral tetraphenylene core. Rhodium-catalyzed [2+2+2] cycloadditions of triynes provide an effective alternative synthesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)672-674
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 18 2010


  • Asymmetric synthesis
  • Chirality
  • Cycloaddition
  • Racemization
  • Tetraphenylenes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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