Facile synthetic methods for condensed polycyclic aromatic compounds via aryne intermediates are reported. The generation of arynes bearing a (3-arylpropargyl)oxy group from the corresponding o-iodoaryl triflate-type precursors efficiently afforded arene-fused oxaacenaphthene derivatives, which were formed through intramolecular [2+4] cycloaddition. Extending the method to the generation of arynes bearing a 1,3-diyne moiety led to a continuous generation of naphthalyne intermediate through the hexadehydro Diels–Alder reaction involving the aryne triple bond. This novel type of aryne-relay chemistry enabled the synthesis of a unique aminoarylated oxaacenaphthene derivative and highly ring-fused anthracene derivatives.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Organic Chemistry