Preparation of a Rigid and nearly Coplanar Bis-Tetracene Dimer through Application of the CANAL Reaction Journal Article uri icon



  • A rigid tetracene dimer with a substantial interchromophore distance has been prepared through the application of the recently developed catalytic arene-norbornene annulation (CANAL) reaction. An iterative cycloaddition route was found to be unsuccessful, and so a shorter route was adopted whereby fragments were coupled in the penultimate step to form 13 : 1 mixture of two diastereomers, the major of which was isolated and crystallized. Constituent tetracene moieties are linked with a rigid, well-defined bridge, and feature a near co-planar mutual orientation of the acenes.

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  • April 15, 2021

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Date in CU Experts

  • October 26, 2021 2:55 AM

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  • Miller EG; Singh M; Parkin SR; Sammakia T; Damrauer N

author count

  • 5

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