Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
5-(2-Methoxy-1-naphthyl)- and 5-[2-(methoxymethyl)-1-naphthyl]-11H-benzo[b]fluorene were synthesized by treatment of the corresponding benzannulated enediynes with potassium tert-butoxide in refluxing toluene to give benzannulated enyne–allenes for the subsequent Schmittel cascade cyclization reactions. The structures of these two 5-(1-naphthyl)-11H-benzo[b]fluorenes could be regarded as 2,2'-disubstituted 1,1'-binaphthyls with the newly constructed benzofluorenyl group serving as a naphthyl moiety.
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Wang, Yu-Hsuan; Bailey, Joshua F.; Petersen, Jeffrey L.; and Wang, Kung K., "Synthesis of 5-(2-methoxy-1-naphthyl)- and 5-[2-(methoxymethyl)-1-naphthyl]-11H-benzo[b]fluorene as 2,2'-disubstituted 1,1'-binaphthyls via benzannulated enyne–allenes" (2011). Faculty & Staff Scholarship. 2743.
Wang, Y.-H., Bailey, J. F., Petersen, J. L., & Wang, K. K. (2011). Synthesis of 5-(2-methoxy-1-naphthyl)- and 5-[2-(methoxymethyl)-1-naphthyl]-11H-benzo[b]fluorene as 2,2’-disubstituted 1,1’-binaphthyls via benzannulated enyne–allenes. Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, 7, 496–502. https://doi.org/10.3762/bjoc.7.58