1,8,13-Trialkyl(aryl)silyl-9-hydroxytriptycenes (trisilyltriptycenes) were synthesized by the triple addition of ynolates and 3-silylbenzynes with high regioselectivity. Benzene rings in the resulting triptycenes were highly distorted where the dihedral angles between the substituents were as high as 35°. The distortion energy induced step-by-step halogenation reactions to yield halogenated triptycenes, including chiral triptycenes. The 1,8,13-trihalogenated triptycenes were then converted to 1,8,13-functionalized triptycenes.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Organic Chemistry