Convenient synthesis of Tetra- And hexaarylanthracenes by means of RuH2(CO)(PPh3)3-Catalyzed C-H Arylation of Anthraquinone with Arylboronates

Kentaroh Kitazawa, Takuya Kochi, Mitsuo Sato, Fumitoshi Kakiuchi

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A new method for the synthesis of multiarylanthracenes was developed by means of the RuH2(CO)(PPh3)3-catalyzed arylation of anthraquinone with arylboronates. This method consists of short and straightforward sequences starting with an easily accessible anthraquinone and is applicable to the syntheses of various multiarylanthracenes including those bearing twisted backbones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1951-1954
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2009 May 7


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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