Hydroacenes Made Easy by Gold(I) Catalysis

Ruth Dorel, Paul R. McGonigal, Antonio M. Echavarren*

*Corresponding author for this work

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A novel strategy for the synthesis of partially saturated acene derivatives has been developed based on a AuI-catalyzed cyclization of 1,7-enynes. This method provides straightforward access to stable polycyclic products featuring the backbone of the acene series, up to nonacene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11120-11123
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sept 2016

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank MINECO (Severo Ochoa Excellence Accreditation 2014–2018 (SEV-2013-0319), project CTQ2013-42106-P), the European Research Council (Advanced Grant No. 321066), the AGAUR (2014 SGR 818), and the ICIQ Foundation. We also thank the research support area of ICIQ.

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© 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim


  • 1,7-enynes
  • acenes
  • cycloaddition
  • gold(I) catalysis
  • Sonogashira coupling

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